NORMAN, Okla. — University of Oklahoma Vice President/Athletics Director Joe Castiglione and head coach Sunny Golloway unveiled the Sooners’ 2013 baseball schedule consisting of 56 regular season games on Wednesday.
The Sooners are poised to make another run at the NCAA Men’s College World Series in 2013 under Golloway’s watch. Oklahoma posted a 42-25 mark last season and reached its third Super Regional in program history. OU is looking to make its sixth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and 36th overall, reach Omaha and the CWS for the 11th time and win its third national championship.
The Sooners will host 31 games at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, including Big 12 series with TCU, Kansas and Texas Tech and non-conference games with Hofstra, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Pepperdine, New Mexico State, Northwestern State, Oral Roberts, Arkansas Little Rock, New Orleans and Dallas Baptist. OU will also serve as the host for the annual Bedlam Series against Oklahoma State, with game one set for May 10 in Tulsa at ONEOK Field and the final two games of the series slated for May 11 and 12 at the Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma’s 2013 slate features 19 games against nine teams that reached the 2012 NCAA Tournament — including College World Series participants UCLA and Arkansas.
The marquee road trip of the 2013 season will be to Los Angeles and historic Dodger Stadium as the Sooners take part in the Dodgertown Classic. The Sooners will play an exhibition game against the Korean National Team before battling UCLA and Notre Dame. OU will also visit Corpus Christi, Texas, and Whataburger Field — home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros — to battle Iowa, New Mexico and host Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
The Big 12 road series include Texas, Baylor, West Virginia and Kansas State.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship will be held in Oklahoma City at the Bricktown Ballpark from Wednesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 26.
The NCAA Tournament begins on campus sites with the NCAA Regional (May 31-June 3) and NCAA Super Regional (June 7-10). The 2013 College World Series gets underway at TD AMERITRADE Park for the second straight season in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 15-26.
Fans can get their first look at the 2013 OU squad as the program hosts its annual Red-White Series this week. The best-of-five series opens Thursday, Nov. 1 at L. Dale Mitchell Park at 2:30 p.m. Game two is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 p.m., game three is set for Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., game four on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. and game five is slated for Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. The Red/White Series is open to the public and admission is free.