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Oklahoma Sooners Baseball Hosts Belmont In A Three-Game Series

Oklahoma (12-5) vs. Belmont (7-9)


Norman, Okla. - L. Dale Mitchell Park (3,180)


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Chris Plank


FSSW+/FCSC (Friday)
FSOK/FCSC (Saturday)
FSOK/FCSP (Sunday)
Chad McKee & George Frazier

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Pitching Match-Ups
6:00 PM Friday: RHP-Corey Copping (So., 2-0, 2.51)
RHP-Austin Coley (Jr., 1-1, 3.91)
6:00 PM Saturday: LHP-Adam Choplick (RSo., 2-1, 3.13)
LHP-Dan Ludwig (Jr., 0-3, 5.40)
12:00 PM Sunday: RHP-Jake Elliott (Fr., 1-2, 3.20)
LHP-Patrick McGrath (Jr., 2-1, 3.45)

After winning an extra innings thriller Tuesday night in Arlington the Sooners are back home this weekend to host the Belmont Bruins. Fresh off a 12-5 win over Memphis on Tuesday night, the Bruins come to Norman with a 7-9 record and are looking to right their season. Winless away from home, Belmont will have their work cut out for them against an Oklahoma roster that's gearing up for conference play.

With a team batting average of .224 on the year, Belmont is led by Drew Ferguson's .345 average. He also leads the team with 6 home runs and 14 RBI. Catcher Jamie Ritchie is the only other Bruin hitting above .300. With a batting average of .340, he's knocked in 12 RBI and has gone yard twice.

Junior Patrick McGrath is the only Belmont starter, for the weekend, to have a winning record. The Bruins have a team ERA of 3.76 and has fanned 109 opponent batters and given up just 8 home runs.

Facing the Belmont hurlers will be an Oklahoma lineup that's led by Mac James' .500 average. James leads the team with 17 RBI and has recorded 31 hits in 62 at bats. Hunter has a .383 average and has hit a team-high four home runs and has crossed home plate 20 times this season. James and Haley are two of six Oklahoma batters that are hitting .300 or better on the year.

Coach Huges is sticking with his weekend rotation and will be hoping to complete a weekend sweep for the first time this season. The Sooners have a team ERA of 3.14 and have recorded 133 strikeouts to just three home runs.

This weekend's series will give many Oklahoma fans the opportunity to see the team for the first time because of the television coverage. However, that said, the best place to be is at L. Dale Mitchell Park.