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Record: 21-5

Looking ahead: Oklahoma heads east for a three-game series at West Virginia. OU will return home for a Tuesday game against visiting Oral Roberts at 6:30 p.m.

Looking back: The Sooners’ seven-game winning streak was snapped by a 6-5 nonconference loss at Oklahoma State. OU opened Big 12 play by sweeping visiting Kansas in three games.

Notable: OU’s team ERA is among the nation’s best at 2.56. … Lefthander Levi Prater is 5-1 with a team-low 0.98 ERA. He leads the team with 46 strikeouts. … Other players with six starts are Cade Cavalli (3-1, 1.64 ERA), Ben Abram (5-0, 2.73) and Nathan Wiles (5-0, 2.89). … The quartet has combined for 140 strikeouts against 36 walks. … Cavalli is also hitting a team-best .357 from his DH role.

Oklahoma State

Record: 16-7

Looking ahead: The Cowboys take a four-game win streak into a three-game series at TCU. OSU returns home to face Central Arkansas at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Looking back: OSU picked up three Big 12 wins against visiting Kansas State before capturing a midweek nonconference win against Oklahoma on a walk-off single from Max Hewitt.

Notable: Andrew Navigato (.301 batting average) takes a 13-game hitting streak into the weekend. … Colin Simpson has a team-high 21 RBIs. … Hueston Morill leads OSU with six stolen bases. … Navigato and Trevor Boone lead OSU with four home runs each. … Jensen Elliott (3-0, 2.48 ERA), Joe Lienhard (2-1, 2.08) and Brett Standlee (2-0, 2.84) are scheduled for weekend starts.

Oral Roberts

Record: 11-11

Looking ahead: The Golden Eagles will entertain North Dakota State in a Summit League weekend series. Games are 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. ORU will play at OU at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Looking back: ORU dropped a rare home Summit League series, losing two of three to South Dakota State. It’s only the second time that has happened in Summit play and first time since 2015 to the Jackrabbits. ORU beat Little Rock on Tuesday.

Notable: Josh McMinn is the reigning Summit League pitcher of the week after throwing eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over South Dakota State. … Hunter Wilson and Spencer Henson have identical .379 batting averages (25 hits in 66 at-bats). … Henson has 12 extra-base hits (five homers, two triples, five doubles). … Isaac Coffey is batting .314.

— Eric Bailey, Tulsa World

Eric Bailey



Twitter: @ericbaileyTW

Sports Writer

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