College baseball update
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Friday, March 01, 2013
3/01/13 at 5:28 AM
Looking ahead: The Sooners will entertain Pepperdine in a three-game set (with Friday's game moved up to 3 p.m.) followed by a Tuesday contest at UT Arlington.
Looking back: Oklahoma went unbeaten in the Kleberg Bank College Classic, defeating Iowa, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and New Mexico. OU is one of 13 unbeaten teams in NCAA Division I baseball.
Notable: Junior IF Matt Oberste earned back-to-back player of the week honors. He leads the Big 12 in hits (15), home runs (three), RBIs (17), total bases (29) and slugging percentage (.853). He is batting a team-best .441 ... OU is off to its best start since a 16-0 start in 2011 ... Senior IF Jeremy Mayfield was named MVP of the Kleberg Classic.
Looking ahead: Due to Friday's cold-weather forecast, OSU pushed up the start time against UC Davis to 3 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday games will begin at 1 p.m. The Cowboys will host Missouri State on Tuesday.
Looking back: OSU increased its winning streak to five games with three straight weekend wins over New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Notable: Tanner Krietemeier (.414) and Robbie Rea (.407) continued strong starts to the season ... Randy McCurry leads the team with six extra-base hits, including five doubles ... Sophomore RHP Jon Perrin (1.64 ERA) only saw five games of action last season. He's 2-0 in three appearances this year.
Looking ahead: The Golden Eagles will begin the month of March with a three-game weekend set at Southeast Missouri State.
Looking back: ORU captured its first series under new coach Ryan Folmar, taking two out of three contests at Louisiana Tech last weekend. A game at Wichita State last Tuesday was canceled due to weather.
Notable: Offense continues to be stagnant for ORU. In seven games, the Golden Eagles have scored a total of only 21 runs ... Senior Nate Goro continues to lead the team with a .393 batting average ... RHP Tim Zufall (2-0) has yet to give up an earned run through 12 innings pitched.
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