College Baseball Preview | Oklahoma Sooners At #10 TCU

Oklahoma's fight for their post-season lives takes to the road for the remainder of the season, beginning with TCU this weekend. The Frogs will put the Big Twelve's best pitching staff against the Sooners who are fifth in the conference in team batting at .287 on the year.

Oklahoma (26-23, 6-12) vs. No. 10 TCU (34-13, 13-5)

Location:

Ft. Worth, Texas - Lupton Stadium (4,500)

Radio:

KREF 1400 AM/98.5 FM
Toby Rowland | Ross Hubbard

TV:

FSSW (Friday)
FSN (Saturday)
FSSW+ (Sunday)

Live Stats:

FridaySaturdaySunday

Brandon Finnegan is TCU's ace and strikeout master. His 96 K's and 12 punch out average are the top in the conference. He'll be the biggest challenge for Oklahoma's lineup this weekend but the Sooners won't have the opportunity to catch their breath because the rest of the lineup is almost just as strong. The Frogs' starting rotation has a combined 20-8 record on the season.

Pitching Match-Ups

6:30 PM Friday:

LHP-Jacob Evans (So., 3-3, 5.63)
LHP-Brandon Finnegan (Jr., 7-2, 1.50)

3:30 PM Saturday:

RHP-Alec Hansen (Fr., 0-1, 5.79)
RHP-Preston Morrison (Jr., 7-3, 1.27)

1:00 PM Sunday:

LHP-Adam Choplick (RSo., 3-3, 4.76)
RHP-Tyler Alexander (Fr., 6-3, 2.37)

Mac James continues to lead Oklahoma in batting with an average of .356, which ranks him fifth in the conference. On the season he's knocked in 38 RBI and has gone yard five times. He's joined by Hunter Haley as the only two players on the roster to bat above .300 on the year. Haley is batting .310, has knocked in 30 RBI on the year, and leads the team with 6 home runs.

The Sooners are making a switch in their starting lineup and will be throwing freshman Alec Hansen on Saturday. The TCU lineup is batting .284 on the year and are just behind Oklahoma at sixth in the conference. The Frogs have four players batting .300 or better and are led by Boomer White who is batting .364 and has knocked in a team-high 33 RBI. Kevin Cron isn't batting above .300 on the season (.278) but is leading the team with four home runs.

At 6-12 in conference play the Sooners are currently the last team to qualify for the conference tournament in Oklahoma City. Kansas State, at the moment, is on the outside looking in at 4-14. The Wildcats are hosting Oklahoma State this weekend in a series that OU fans are going to want to keep an eye on.

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