The Oklahoma Sooners return to the College World Series for the first time since 2010. Riding the wave as one of the hottest teams in baseball over the last few months, the Sooners have erupted for incredible offensive performances and received timely pitching from their staff.
On Friday, they take on the Texas A&M Aggies in their opener in the College World Series. The Aggies hold a 42-18 record and went 19-11 in the SEC, finishing atop the SEC West.
The Sooners’ former Big 12 foe and future SEC opponent advanced to the College World Series after winning the College State regional and beating Louisville in the Super Regional, which was also in College Station.
Oklahoma’s road to the College World Series was a little more tenuous. First they advanced through the Gainesville Regional after beating regional host Florida twice. They then went on the road again to face No. 4 seed Virginia Tech and took two of three.
Skip Johnson’s crew has been battle-tested and has faced every situation over the last few months. Their run of five straight series wins, a Big 12 tournament title, and advancing to the College World Series reveals a team that’s been playing their best baseball and shouldn’t be counted out against anyone.
If the Sooners can get solid pitching from their staff, the offense should be able to take care of the rest.
As we get set for the return trip to Omaha, here’s how you can tune into Oklahoma Baseball’s opener against Texas A&M.
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
TV Channel: ESPN2
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Radio Broadcast: The game can be heard on 99.3 and 1400 KREF in Oklahoma and nationwide on The Varsity app.
Oklahoma vs Texas A&M
Players to watch:
Tanner Tredaway: .373 batting average with 9 home runs, 61 RBIs, 17 walks, and 23 stolen bases.
Peyton Graham: .336 batting average with 20 home runs, 70 RBIs, 24 walks. and 32 stolen bases.
Blake Robertson: .311 batting average with 5 home runs, 48 RBIs, 65 walks, and 12 stolen bases.
Jimmy Crooks: .311 batting average with 7 home runs, 45 RBIs, 43 walks, and 10 stolen bases.
Kendall Pettis: .279 batting average with 5 home runs, 26 RBIs, 30 walks, and 22 stolen bases.
Jake Bennett: 9-3 with a 3.53 ERA, 120 strikeouts in 104.2 innings pitched.
Trevin Michael: 4-1 with a 2.94 ERA, 90 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched with 10 saves.
Texas A&M Aggies
Jack Moss: .394 batting average with 6 home runs, 47 RBIs, and 27 walks.
Austin Bost: .359 batting average with 9 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 32 walks.
Dylan Rock: .332 batting average with 18 home runs, 61 RBIs, 50 walks. and 16 stolen bases.
Ryan Targac: .298 batting average with 15 home runs, 57 RBIs, 39 walks. and 11 stolen bases.
Nathan Detmer: 5-2 with a 4.75 ERA, 75 strikeouts in 83.1 innings pitched.
Micah Dallas: 6-3 with a 5.40 ERA, 83 strikeouts in 76.2 innings pitched.
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