Bedlam Baseball Gets Underway Tonight in OKC

The Sooners and No. 6 Cowboys face off in Bedlam for the final series of the regular season. Oklahoma State will be the home team and playing for a shot at the Big 12 title, while Oklahoma looks to gain momentum with the postseason right around the corner.

Oklahoma improved to 27-25 overall and coming off a 1-2 weekend at TCU. Junior Mac James leads the Sooners with a .347 batting average and 39 RBI. Sophomore left fielder Hunter Haley is hitting .303 with a team-high 41 runs and 11 stolen bases. He is tied for the team lead in home run with freshman infielder Sheldon Neuse at six. Oklahoma is 20-11 in non-conference games with James hitting at a .411 clip. Freshman RHP Jake Elliott returned to the rotation on Saturday for his first start since April 5. He is 2-3 with a 3.27 earned run average, best among OU starters, and 35 strikeouts, while holding opponents to a .219 average. In the two non-conference games between the two teams, the competition has been dominated by pitching. The Sooners are hitting just .212 in the Bedlam Series, while the Cowboys are hitting .231.

 Pitching Match-up - Thursday
LHP-Jacob Evans (So., 3-4, 5.70)
RHP-Jon Perrin (Jr., 6-3, 1.75)

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