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Oklahoma Baseball at the Shriners Classic: Preview & How to Watch

Oklahoma will get going just after 3 p.m. Friday against Arkansas

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This weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners have the honor of participating in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic this weekend at Minute Maid Park. Year in and year out, this is one of the premier early-season invitationals in all of college baseball. The tournament, hosted by the Houston Astros, is in its 20th year. In 2020, the event matches three schools from the Big 12 and three schools from the SEC for the first time since 2017.

Schedule (times subject to change)

Friday, Feb. 28

Missouri vs. Baylor - 11:05 a.m. (Baylor 4, Missouri 2)

No. 9 Arkansas vs. No. 15 Oklahoma - 3:05 p.m.

Texas vs. No. 14 LSU - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 29

No. 15 Oklahoma vs. Missouri - 11:05 a.m.

No. 14 LSU vs. Baylor - 3:05 p.m.

No. 9 Arkansas vs. Texas - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 1

No. 15 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 LSU - 11:05 a.m.

Missouri vs. Texas - 3:05 p.m.

Baylor vs. No. 9 Arkansas - 7:05 p.m.

How to Watch

For fans trying to catch it on TV, all games will be televised by AT&T SportsNet, the television home of the Houston Astros, and streamed on the AT&T SportsNet app. Fans are asked to check local listings for more information. However, the chances of having this as a option in your cable package are somewhat slim, so the streaming option if probably going to be the way to go.

The games will be streamed on MLB.com, Astros.com and the MLB At Bat app. Additionally, the games will be available live on the Astros YouTube channel and the official social media accounts of the Astros, including Facebook Live and Twitter.

On the radio, you can catch the action at 1400 AM/99.3 FM in the Oklahoma City area. Taylor Maples will be on the call.

For live stats, click here.

OU’s Projected Pitching Matchups

FRIDAY - OU RHP Cade Cavalli (1-1, 2.31, 11.2 IP) vs. Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (2-0 1.42, 12.2 IP)

SATURDAY - OU LHP Levi Prater (0-0, 3.38, 10.2) vs. Mizzou RHP Konnor Ash (1-0, 3.75, 12.0)

SUNDAY - OU RHP Dane Acker (0-1, 4.50, 12.0) vs. TBA

Notes

  • Outfielder and regular leadoff man Tanner Tredaway was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for his performances in last week’s games. The junior was .500 at the plate (with eight of his 12 hits going for extra bases), put up a 1.125 slugging percentage, drove in six runs and scored seven runs. He also homered twice and recorded three doubles and three triples.
  • Freshman third baseman Peyton Graham hit is hitting .355 at the plate through nine games. In last weekend’s four-game series against Illinois State, he hit .385 with three RBIs, including the game-winning sac-fly in Saturday’s 3-2 win.