Sooners Debut New Arms In Weekend Series Against Hofstra

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The Sooners will open up their baseball season at home this afternoon when they play the Hofstra Pride. The two schools have never played each other and this is the first time that Oklahoma has opened their season at home in two years. However, those are subplots to a weekend that will give Oklahoma fans their first look at the new pitchers.

Hofstra Pride (0-0) at No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners (0-0)
Game 1 Friday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m. CT LHP Joseph Burg vs. LHP Dilon Overton
Game 2 Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. CT RHP John Tiedemann vs. RHP Jonathan Gray
Game 3 Saturday, Feb. 16 (following game two) RHP Nick Kozlowski vs. LHP Billy Waltrip
Game 4 Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. CT RHP Jared Rogers vs. RHP Corey Copping
Location Norman, Okla. | L. Dale Mitchell Park
Radio Sooner Sports Network
Web Audio/Stats SoonersSports.com
Webcast | TV Sooner Sports TV

Billy Waltrip steps into a weekend starting role after transferring from Seminole State. He went 7-2 last year with 95 strikeouts and a 1.60 ERA. He will be Oklahoma's Sunday starter and will have the luxury of following up Dillon Overton and Jonathan Gray.

Game for of this weekend's series will feature true freshman Corey Copping taking the mound for the Sooners. A 6-1/175 righty out of Temple City, California, Copping will most likely be used as a mid-week starter this season.

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