Winners of seven of their last eight games, the Oklahoma Sooners are home this weekend for a series against the Purdue Boilermakers. Led by Craig Aikin's team-high .387 batting average, the 10-5 Sooners have won four consecutive games and have only lost once since February 20th. Kolbey Carpenter (.333), Taylor Alspaugh (.316), and Anthony Hermelyn (.304) round out a group of four Oklahoma batters hitting .300 or better on the year.
|Weekend Pitching Match-Ups|
2-0, 1.45, 17 Ks
0-1, 3.38, 1 K
1-1, 5.40, 24
0-2, 12.00, 10
0-0, 1.88, 10
0-1, 1.93, 13
Carpenter has a team-high four home runs on the season and as a team the Sooners have cranked 15 out of the park while Oklahoma hurlers have allowed just four. Oklahoma's pitching staff has a combined 2.64 ERA and has fanned 131 batters in fifteen games.
The Boilermakers come to Norman with a 4-7 record and are currently on a three-game losing streak. Michael Vilardo (.348) leads a trio of Purdue players batting .300 or better and the Boilermakers have a team average of .246 on the year. From the mound, Matt Frawley has a 1.93 ERA over three starts and has struck out 13 batters to seven walks. He's pitched a team-high fourteen innings this season and anchors a staff that has a combined 6.48 ERA.
This weekend's games should be available on television first pitch times set at 6:00 (Fri), 5:00 (Sat), and Noon (Sun).