OSU’s Carson McCusker (right), celebrating with Jake Taylor after hitting a home run Sunday against Oklahoma, and the Cowboys host first-place Baylor in the final regular-season games at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman


Record: 31-20, 9-12 Big 12

Looking ahead: The Sooners wrap up the regular season with a three-game series at Texas.

Looking back: Oklahoma lost two of three games to Oklahoma State. OU did pick up a Saturday night win to snap a nine-game losing streak to the Cowboys.

Notable: The Sooners need one win this weekend to clinch a berth in the Big 12 Tournament, while Texas needs a sweep to advance to the postseason. … Jason Ruffcorn has a Big 12-best 10 saves. … OU has hit 23 home runs. Opponents have hit 43. … Tyler Hardman has a team-high 38 RBIs.

Oklahoma State

Record: 30-17, 12-9 Big 12

Looking ahead: The final regular-season series at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium will be played against Baylor at 6:35 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 6:05 p.m. Saturday.

Looking back: OSU took two of three games from Oklahoma in the Bedlam series.

Notable: The Cowboys are 2½ games behind first-place Baylor and 2 games behind second-place Texas Tech entering the final weekend. Texas Tech plays three games against visiting TCU this weekend. … OSU has hit 71 home runs, which leads the Big 12. Trevor Boone (17 homers), Andrew Navigato (12) and Christian Funk (11) are among the conference’s top five home-run hitters. … OSU has 429 hits this season, including 166 extra-base hits (88 doubles, seven triples, 71 homers).

Oral Roberts

Record: 24-23, 15-11 Summit League

Looking ahead: The Golden Eagles wrap up the regular season with a three-game series at first-place Omaha on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Looking back: Oral Roberts split two games at South Dakota State before weather canceled the series finale. ORU lost 4-2 to visiting Wichita State on Tuesday.

Notable: ORU will not win the regular-season championship, meaning that there will be a different host site for the 2020 Summit League championship. … Spencer Henson has an opportunity to be a repeat Triple-Crown winner. Henson leads the Summit in batting average (.364), home runs (15) and RBIs (45). … The 2019 Summit League championship will be May 22-25 at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

Eric Bailey


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Eric covers the University of Oklahoma football and men’s basketball teams. A Haskell Indian Nations University graduate, he has been a member of the Tulsa World sports staff for 12 years. Phone: 918-581-8391