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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|
|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.