Sooners Begin Homestand Tuesday vs. DBU
Tuesday, March 8 / Norman, Okla. / L. Dale Mitchell Park
|Game time||Projected starter OR||Projected starter DBU|
|Tuesday, 3 p.m.||HPR Michael Trevin||RHP Ryan Johnson|
• Oklahoma start a nine-game homestand when they face Dallas Baptist on Tuesday afternoon. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The game was brought forward from 6:30 p.m. due to impending cold temperatures.
• The game will be televised on SoonerSports.tv with Chad McKee and George Frazier calling the action.
• The match will also be broadcast locally on Sportstalk 99.3 FM/1400 AM KREF, with Toby Rowland on the call. The radio show can also be found on Sportstalk1400.com and the Sportstalk1400 app.
• Live stats will be available on OUStats.com.
• Tickets are available through SoonerSports.com. The box office and entrance gates to L. Dale Mitchell Park will open 60 minutes prior to the scheduled game time. The box office and call-in counters are located behind home plate along W. Imhoff Rd.
• Tuesday’s giveaway is an OR 2022 baseball calendar magnet.
• Tuesday entry Michael Trevin takes his first steps in Oklahoma. A transfer graduate from Lamar University, Michael made 12 starts in two seasons with the Cardinals (2020 and 21), going 8-4 and having a 3.05 ERA. The Piedmont, Okla., product began his collegiate career at NOC Tonkawa and came to the OU for the 2022 season. In three appearances so far, Michael has made two saves and posted a 3.52 ERA. In his two saves, Michael struck out nine, walked three and allowed one run on two hits in 6.1 innings.
• After playing nine of their first 10 away games this season, Oklahoma must now play 16 of their next 18 games at the friendly venue of L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners will play nine straight home games between March 8-20, and their first two Big 12 Conference Series against Baylor (March 25-27) and Texas (April 1-3). The only two contests away from Mitchell Park are a midweek game at Wichita State (March 22) and a non-conference tilt with Oklahoma State at Tulsa (March 29). OU moved the scheduled home series against Northwestern State to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas due to bad winter weather in Oklahoma.
• Oklahoma is in his fifth season under the head coach Skip Johnson (including the 2020 season which was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Johnson, who spent the 2017 season on staff as an assistant coach, led the Sooners to a 117-85 record since taking over as head coach ahead of the 2018 season.
• Oklahoma leads the all-time series, 25-14. The Sooners are 21-7 against DBU in Norman and have won four straight at home in the series. The Patriots won 9-3 last season at the Frisco College Baseball Classic in Frisco, Texas. OU won 21 of the first 23 meetings between the programs (1978-2010). DBU won eight in a row between 2011 and 2015. Since 2016, OU and DBU have won every meeting in their own metro area (tie, 4-4).
• The #LaunchPad is back for 2022. For the second year in a row, pledged donations of a custom dollar amount for every homer OU baseball hits in 2022 will go to the stadium renovation project. For more information, visit TheSoonerClub.com/LaunchPad.
• All donations from the Pledge Per Home Run campaign will be treated as charitable donations supporting the OU Softball Stadium Project or the OU Baseball Stadium Renovation Project and are tax deductible.
Flight on basic paths
• The Sooners have recorded 22 stolen bases in 28 attempts this season. Kendall Pettiswho led OU with seven steals last season, already has a team-high six stolen bases. Tanner Tredaway (six interceptions last year) and Blake Robertson have four interceptions and Peyton Graham at three.
• OU’s most steals over the past four seasons was 46 last year. The Sooners had 32 steals in 18 games during the COVID-shortened 2020 season, 29 steals in 2019 and 44 steals in 2018.
• Oklahoma finished the opening weekend with six stolen bases in three games, then stole 11 against Wichita State on 22 February. Three players — Graham, Pettis and Tredaway — each stole three bases in the game.
• Prior to February 22, no Sooner had stolen three bases in a game since Erik Ross v Hartford in 2012. Oklahoma (3-1) finished Wichita State’s game one steal away from the school record of 12, established in 1937 against East Central University (Oklahoma).
• Peyton Graham OU pace with a .310 batting average, 13 hits, two homers and six runs scored (tied). He also has two doubles, two walks, three steals and a .383 OBP.
• Blake Robertson has reached base in all 10 games this season. He’s batting .306 with 11 hits, two doubles, one triple, three RBIs, five runs, eight walks, four steals and a .432 OBP. He leads the team in walks and OBP (among players with at least 25 plate appearances), and is second in hits, runs, doubles (tied) and RBIs (tied) .
• Tanner Tredaway and Cade Horton each leads the Sooners with five RBIs. Tredaway also has a team-best five doubles and is tied for the team lead with six runs scored.
Recap of last week
• Oklahoma took part in the Shriners Children’s College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston last weekend. The Sooners led No. 7 LSU to 11 innings before falling 5-4 on a home run. OU then dropped the final two games against UCLA (15-3) and No. 11 Tennessee (8-0).
• Jake Bennett was once again exceptional on Friday. He allowed just one run in 6.2 innings — his longest outing of the season so far — and struck out four batters. He struck out the first seven batters of the game and allowed just two hits in six innings. The scoring run was his first allowed in 18.0 innings this season.
• Tanner Tredaway led the Sooners with a .417 batting average in the event. He went 5 for 12 with a double and a triple, and scored two runs. It also drew a walk and posted an OBP of 0.462 and an SLG % of 0.750.