No. 10 Baseball LA Bound

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 07, 2013
 No. 10 Oklahoma (11-2)
 Game 14 Friday, March 8 at USC (6-6), 8 p.m. CT, Dedeaux Field
 Game 15 Saturday, March 9 at No. 12 UCLA (9-2), 4 p.m. CT, Jackie Robinson Stadium
 Game 16 Sunday, March 10 vs. No. 22 Notre Dame (8-2), 12 p.m. CT, Jackie Robinson Stadium
 Radio KREF Sports Talk 1400 & the Sooner Sports Network
 Live Stats
Game 14 | Game 15 | Game 16

The No. 10-ranked University of Oklahoma baseball team visits the City of Angels this weekend to take on USC, UCLA and Notre Dame in Los Angeles. The Sooners (11-2) will visit USC (6-6) on Friday in an 8 p.m. CT clash at Dedeaux Field to open the weekend. OU will then take on a pair of top-25 foes at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium, battling the No. 12-ranked Bruins (9-2) Saturday at 4 p.m. CT before squaring off with No. 22 Notre Dame (8-2) Sunday at 12 p.m. CT.

Oklahoma entered Week 4 of the 2013 season ranked No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball, No. 12 by USA Today, No. 14 by the NCBWA, No. 17 by Baseball America and No. 18 by Perfect Game. The Sooners dropped a 6-1 decision at UT Arlington on Tuesday.

• Oklahoma owns a 6-2 series edge over the Trojans. The Sooners have never faced USC at Dedeaux Field. OU won the last battle between the two programs, 9-6, in 2004. Oklahoma topped USC, 4-1, in the third round of the 1951 NCAA College World Series en route to capturing its first national title.

• The Sooners lead the all-time series against the Bruins, 7-6. The two squads last met in 2010 in Corpus Christi, Texas, with UCLA posting a 5-2 victory over OU. Oklahoma is 4-2 against UCLA under head coach Sunny Golloway, including a three-game series sweep in Norman in 2009.

• OU and ND meet for just the third time ever this weekend. Oklahoma won both the previous meetings, tallying a 15-3 triumph in 1982 and a 4-3 win in 2006.

• Friday: Jr. LHP #13 Dillon Overton (Weatherford, Okla.):
4-0, 2.86 ERA, 22.0 IP, 5 BB, 26 SO
Overton Overton tallied a season-high 10 strikeouts in just six innings of work in last Friday's 10-7 series-opening triumph over then-No. 29-ranked Pepperdine. The left-hander improved to 4-0 on the season and 18-7 for his career.

• Saturday: Jr. #22 RHP Jonathan Gray (Chandler, Okla.):
2-1, 2.75 ERA, 19.2 IP, 7 BB, 19 SO
Gray fanned seven over six innings but was saddled with the pitching loss last Saturday against then-No. 29-ranked Pepperdine, falling to 2-1 on the season.

• Sunday: R-Fr. LHP #34 Adam Choplick (Denton, Texas):
Choplick fanned three over 5.1 innings of work and improved to 2-0 on the season in OU's 8-1 rubber match win over then-No. 29-ranked Pepperdine last Sunday.

• Friday - USC: Jr. LHP #27 Bob Wheatley (Villa Park, Calif.):
1-1, 1.47 ERA, 18.1 IP, 5 BB, 10 SO

• Saturday - UCLA: Jr. RHP #21 Nick Vander Tuig (Oakdale, Calif.)
2-1, 1.86 ERA, 19.1 IP, 2 BB, 7 SO

• Sunday - ND: Fr. RHP #11 David Hearne (Homer Glen, Ill.)
0-1, 4.30 ERA, 14.2 IP, 5 BB, 15 SO

• Oklahoma opens a 10-game homestand at L. Dale Mitchell Park with a pair of midweek contests against New Mexico State next Tuesday and Wednesday. Both games are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT. Fans can purchase tickets online on or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-GoOU.



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