Record: 22-8

Looking ahead: The Sooners open a three-game homestand against TCU. Game times are 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Texas Southern visits Norman for games at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Looking back: Oklahoma lost two of three games at West Virginia over the weekend, and followed that with an 11-inning loss to Oral Roberts on Tuesday.

Notable: Kyler Murray is scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the game Saturday against TCU, at approximately 1:50 p.m. … The Sooners have left 49 men on base over the past four games and scored only nine runs during that span. … OU has lost three straight games, the longest skid this season.

Oklahoma State

Record: 18-9

Looking ahead: The Cowboys welcome West Virginia to Allie P. Reynolds Stadium for three Big 12 games. The teams meet at 6:05 p.m. Friday, 2:05 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. OSU will travel to Wichita State on Wednesday.

Looking back: Oklahoma State grabbed a big series road win by taking two of three games at TCU before dropping a mid-week game at Central Arkansas.

Notable: The Cowboys are tied atop the Big 12 standings with Baylor at 5-1. … OSU returned to the Top 25 this week (No. 23 by Baseball America, No. 24 by D1Baseball.com and No. 25 by the NCBWA). … Stanford transfer Bryce Carter is hitting .306 with 19 RBIs in 25 starts.

Oral Roberts

Record: 14-12

Looking ahead: The Golden Eagles hit the road for their first Summit League road series with three games at Western Illinois. ORU plays at Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Looking back: ORU took two of three league games from visiting North Dakota State and then won 4-2 in 11 innings at Oklahoma.

Notable: ORU is looking to avenge last year’s series loss at Western Illinois. … Spencer Henson continues to tear up opposing pitching. He’s batting .338 with five home runs and 24 RBIs. … Hunter Wilson (.326) and Isaac Coffey (.304) have also powered the offense. … ORU sits in third place in the Summit standings with a 6-3 record behind Omaha (9-0) and South Dakota State (7-2).

— Eric Bailey, Tulsa World

Eric Bailey



Twitter: @ericbaileyTW

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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