OU Entertains DBU Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 31, 2008
 Dallas Baptist (16-8) at Oklahoma (20-8-1)
 Game 30  Tuesday, April 1 - 3 p.m.
 Location  Norman, Okla. | L. Dale Mitchell Park
 Online  Live Video and Audio in All-Access
 Live Stats  SoonerSports.com / GameTracker
 Promotions  $. 50 Hot Dogs and Cokes 
 Game Info  Game Notes (PDF) | OU Media Guide 

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooners will host Dallas Baptist on Tuesday, April 1 at 3 p.m. The midweek matchup is the second between the two this season.  OU won the first meeting on March 11, 3-1, at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

Tuesday's game can be heard live via the internet on Oklahoma All-Access, SoonerSports.com's premium site.  Chuck Kelly and DeWayne Vaughn will provide the on-air talent. Oklahoma All-Access will also provide a live video web cast of the game.

Live stats for all games are available on SoonerSports.com.

Seats remain for Tuesday's game and gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch.  Tickets are available at the gate, online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-GoOU.  The office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located on the plaza level of the Asp Avenue parking garage. 

Game 30: Tuesday, April 1
DBU - Ryan Millard  |  LHP  |  So. | 3-0, 5.82 ERA, 17 IP, 10 Ks
OU - C.J. Blue  |  LHP  |  Jr. | 5-0, 2.39 ERA, 26.1 IP, 7 Ks

Tuesday, April 1 - $.50 hot dogs and Cokes while supplies last
Friday, April 4 - Pack the Park Night ... First 250 fans receive a crimson "Pack the Park" T-Shirt
Saturday, April 5 - First 500 fans receive a free OU baseball mini helmet ...Team autographs after the game
Sunday, April 6 - First 250 fans receive free OU pom poms ... Kids run the bases following the game.

The Sooners lead the all-time series with the Patriots, 18-2, but five of the last six meetings have been decided by two runs or less.  DBU won the only meeting in 2004 and again in 2006 with both games played at L. Dale Mitchell Park.  All but two of the meetings in the series have been played in Norman.

The game between the Sooners and Patriots will be followed by a visit from No. 10 Texas over the weekend.  The Sooners and Longhorns begin the Red River Rivalry in Norman on Friday, April 4 at 6:38 p.m.  The game will be televised live on Cox Channel 2 in Oklahoma City and Ch. 78 in Tulsa (see below for complete TV listings). 

The second game of the Texas series is slated for a 2 p.m. first pitch and the series will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Sooners posted a 3-1 record last week, including a 2-1 series victory at home over No. 20 Baylor.  Oklahoma began the week with a 6-5 win over UT-Arlington at L. Dale Mitchell Park and continued its unbeaten streak with an 11-2 victory over Baylor in the series opener.  In game two on Saturday, the Sooners edged the Bears, 3-2, in the tenth inning but were unable to complete the sweep on Sunday, falling 7-3.

The OU baseball team finalized its television schedule for the 2008 season on Monday, March 31.  Three of the four games will be televised locally in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and showcases three of the Sooners' biggest rivals, Texas, Wichita State and Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma opens the TV schedule with the Red River Rivalry and the Texas Longhorns (ranked No. 10 last week) on Friday, April 4 at L. Dale Mitchell Park.  The series opener will be televised live from Norman on Cox Channel 2 in Oklahoma City and Channel 78 in Tulsa with first pitch slated for 6:38 p.m.  The game will also be aired live in Enid (KXOK), Lawton (KSWX), Ponca City (KTEW) and in Kansas City (Metro Sports) in addition to a tape delay in Woodward, Okla. (KOMI).

On Wednesday, April 30, Oklahoma will welcome another of its rivals, Wichita State, to L. Dale Mitchell Park and Cox Ch. 7 in Oklahoma City, Cox Ch. 3 in Tulsa and Metro Sports (Kansas City) will air the game live at 7 p.m.

The Sooners have one road game slated for a telecast on Sunday, April 13 at Texas A&M.  Fox College Sports will provide the telecast and is available via select packages on Cox Communications in Oklahoma City. 

The final scheduled telecast is slated for Saturday, May 17 against Oklahoma State.  The second game of the Ford Bedlam Series will take place at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City and will be seen live on Cox Ch. 7 in the OKC area and Cox Ch. 3 in Tulsa.  The game can also be seen live in Enid (KXOK), Lawton (KSWX), Ponca City (KTEW), Woodward (KOMI) and in Kansas City (Metro Sports).

All game times are subject to change. Check with local cable provider for availability in your area.

 2008 TV Schedule  Location  TV Station
 Fri., April 4 vs. Texas  Norman  Cox Ch. 7 (OKC)
 Sun., April 13 at Texas A&M  College Station  Fox College Sports
 Wed., April 30 vs. Wichita St.  Norman  Cox Ch. 7 (OKC)
 Sat., May 17 vs. Oklahoma St.  Oklahoma City  Cox Ch. 7 (OKC)

OU improved to 10-0 in midweek games after defeating UT-Arlington on Tuesday ... The Sooners have won their last 11 midweek games with the last loss coming at TCU on April 17, 2007 ... OU finished the 2007 season with a 9-1 mark in midweek contests.

The Sooners are 3-4-1 against ranked competition this season after taking two of three games against No. 20 Baylor and will face a ranked opponent for the third straight weekend on April 4-6 against No. 10 Texas.

The Sooners won their 20th win after their 28th contest this season.  OU has reached 20 wins in each of the last three seasons under Sunny Golloway in under 30 games played.  The Sooners started 20-7 last season and 20-6 during the 2006 season.  Since 1981, only nine OU teams have achieved 20 wins quicker than the 2008 Sooners.  The 1981 and 1985 teams accomplished the feat after 21 games.

The Sooners added four more home runs to their team total last week ... OU has 26 round trippers on the year after connecting for 37 a year ago ... 14 of the Sooners' homers have been with zero runners on base and seven have led off an inning.

The Sooners played in their fourth game of the year in extra innings on Saturday and improved to 3-0-1 ... OU is 11-0-1 in extra frames under current head coach Sunny Golloway.

Jeremy Erben | Sophomore, 6-0, 200 | New Braunfels, Texas (Weatherford Junior College)
Sophomore right-hander Jeremy Erben lasted a season-high 7 2/3 innings on Friday against No. 20 Baylor and the helped Oklahoma record its first Big 12 win of the season ...  In his third start of the season, Erben with season-highs in strikeouts (7) and pitches (112) to record his first win and decision of the season ...  The New Braunfels, Texas, native previously started against UCLA in the season opener and versus Nebraska on the road last weekend in the Big 12 opener ...  On Friday, the hurler did not allow a hit until the fifth inning and held Baylor scoreless for his first 6 1/3 innings of action.

Erben is 1-0 this season with a 2.05 ERA in eight appearances (three starts) ... The right-hander has 25 strikeouts and has held opponents to a .193 batting average in 30 2/3 innings.

Mike Gosse | 2B/DH | Senior | 5-7, 160, L/R | Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (New Mexico Junior College)
The Canadian extended his team-best hitting streak to 15 games after hitting safely in all four games last week ... Gosse finished with a .400 batting average with three RBIs in four games last week ... In the last 15 games, Gosse has connected for 25 hits, including eight doubles and nine RBIs.

Gosse has hit safely in 23 of his last 24 games and leads OU with .394 batting average, five homers and 26 RBIs. 





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