Big 12 Opening Weekend Series Preview

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With the Baseball Season finally here-here are the match ups on the teams in the Big 12. Baylor will be hosting Pacific in a 3 game series at the Baylor Ball Park. The Kansas Jayhawks will be taking part in the Service Academies Spring Classic, Millington, TN. Kansas State will be headed to Houston, Texas to take on Houston Cougars in a weekend series. Missouri is headed to the Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix, Ariz where they will be playing Nevada and Gonzaga. Nebraska will be traveling to Louisiana-Lafayette in a four game set.
Oklahoma Welcomes in Western Illinois in a four game contest with a double header on Saturday. OSU opens the 2009 season at home with a pair of games against BYU and Manhattan at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Texas will be hosting UI-Chicago in a four game set where Augie will be serving his 4 game suspension. The back-to-back Big 12 Champion and No. 1-ranked Texas A&M baseball team opens the 2009 season this weekend when the Aggies host Wright State at Olsen Field. The Texas Tech Red Raiders open up the 2009 campaign at home with a three-day round-robin event against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and the UT-Pan American Broncos.

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS (2008 STATISTICS)

FRIDAY

Baylor: RHP Kendal Volz, Jr. (3-6, 4.20 ERA, 70.2 IP, 28 BB, 85 K)

Pacific: LHP Centanni Joey, Sr. (0-4, 4.97 ERA, 41.2 IP, 13 BB, 12 K)

SATURDAY

Baylor: RHP Shawn Tolleson, So. (6-4, 5.06 ERA, 78.1 IP, 35 BB, 63 K)

Pacific: RHP Cole Akins, Sr. (1-5, 6.75 ERA, 49.1 IP, 14 BB, 33 K)

SUNDAY

Baylor: RHP Craig Fritsch, So. (3-4, 4.80 ERA, 54.1 IP, 21 BB, 49 K)

Pacific: RHP Hunter Carnevale, Jr. (2-4, 7.91 ERA, 38.2 IP, 25 BB, 19 K)

Kansas State at Houston
Games 1-3
Friday, February 20 • 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 • 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 22 • 12 p.m.
Cougar Field • Houston, Texas

Missouri Schedule:
# Friday vs. Nevada 8 p.m. CT (7 p.m. MT)
# Saturday vs. Gonzaga 4 p.m CT (3 p.m. MT)
# Sunday vs. Nevada 11 a.m CT (10 a.m. MT)
# Sunday vs. Gonzaga 3 p.m. CT (2 p.m MT)
Stadium: Brazell Stadium
Capacity: 1,500
Radio: KTGR 1580-AM
Live Audio: KTGR.com
More Information: mutigers.com

Louisiana-Lafayette Nebraska
Friday RH Zach Osborne Junior-JC RH Michael Mariot 2-0, 6.75 ERA (’08)
Saturday (Game 1) RH Michael Cook RH Mike Nesseth
5-5, 4.79 ERA (’08) 4-1, 3.58 ERA (’08)
Saturday (Game 2 LH Greg Wilborn RH Erik Bird
1-0, 8.20 ERA (’07) 5-1, 4.05 ERA (’08)
Sunday TBA LH Jordan Roualdes
Junior-JC

PROJECTED STARTERS
Game 1 – OU: Andrew Doyle – RHP (0-0) vs. WIU: Austin Brough – LHP (0-0)

Game 2 – OU: Antwonie Hubbard – RHP (0-0) vs. WIU: John Sneegas – LHP (0-0)

Game 3 – OU: Garrett Richards – RHP (0-0) vs. WIU Brock Simon – LHP (0-0)

Game 4 – OU: TBA (0-0) vs. WIU: Jordan Faller – LHP (0-0)

BYUProbable Starting Pitchers vs. OSU
Friday: LHP Jake Wortham
4-4, 3 saves, 6.75 ERA in 14 outings
Saturday: RHP Jeremy Toole
JUCO transfer

Manhattan Probable Starting Pitchers vs. OSU
Saturday: LHP Dan Forman
8-4, save, 4.70 ERA in 15 appearances
Sunday: LHP Mike Gazzola
4-3, save, 4.35 ERA in 12 appearances

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Feb. 20, 2009 – 3 p.m.
Texas: RHP Chance Ruffin (8-3, 1.96 ERA)
UIC: LHP Chris Kovacevich (2-4, 5.72 ERA)

Feb. 21, 2009 – 12:30 p.m.
Texas: RHP Taylor Jungmann (freshman)
UIC: RHP Brad Riegler (4-0, 6.10 ERA)

Texas: RHP Cole Green (3-7, 5.28 ERA)
UIC: RHP Mike Kool (6-5, 4.07 ERA)

Feb. 22, 2009 – 12:30 p.m.
Texas: RHP Brandon Workman (5-2, 5.06 ERA)
UIC: Adam Worthington (2-4, 3.99 ERA)

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS (A&M listed first)

Friday: #30 Brooks Raley (So., LHP, 7-2, 4.76*) vs. #19 Jon Durket (Sr., LHP, 7-2, 3.24*)

Saturday-1: #50 Barret Loux (So., RHP, 6-2, 4.18*) vs. #44 Rylan Ostrosky (Sr., RHP, 3-3, 4.17*)

Saturday-2: #18 Alex Wilson (Jr., RHP, 6-4, 2.51) vs. #35 Travis LaMar (Jr-TR, RHP)

Sunday #13 Clayton Ehlert (Jr., RHP, 6-2, 3.41*) vs. #25 Michael Woytek (So., RHP, 2-5, 8.08*)

Projected starters:
SUU – Kyle Hamman, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
TTU – Chad Bettis, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Saturday, Feb. 21 • 3:00 p.m.
SUU – Kyle Melling, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
TTU – Miles Morgan, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Saturday, Feb. 21 • 11:00 a.m.
Dan Law Field
Projected starters:
SUU – Alec Reichle, LHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
UTPA – Scott Wingo, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sunday, Feb. 22 • 10:00 a.m.
SUU – Kyle Melling, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
UTPA – Nathan Molina, RHP
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)