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How to watch, key players for the Oklahoma Sooners in the Shriners Children’s College Baseball Showdown

It is almost Opening Day for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. The Sooners are coming off a tough 32-28 season a year ago, where they were eliminated in the Regionals.

But they return this year with seven of their top nine hitters back in the lineup for the 2024 season. But they’ll have to replace two of their starting pitchers from a season ago.

They start the season off with a tough three-game stretch in the Shriners Children’s College Baseball Showdown. They take on the Oregon Ducks, Tennessee Volunteers, and Nebraska Cornhuskers.

So, let’s look at how you can watch those games and some key players for all the teams.

Oklahoma Key Players:

Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman
Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman

Bryce Madron, OF: .320 batting average, 12 home runs and 51 RBIs.

Kendall Pettis, OF: .309 batting average, 6 home runs and 24 RBIs.

James Hitt, P: 4.89 ERA, 41 strikeouts and .266 opponent’s batting average.

*Stats reflect the 2023 season

Oregon Key Players:

Mark Zaleski/ The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK
Mark Zaleski/ The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jacob Walsh, INF: .241 batting average, 16 home runs and 37 RBIs.

Drew Smith, INF: .365 batting average, 3 home runs and 18 RBIs.

Austin Anderson, P: 0.66 ERA, 39 strikeouts and .111 opponent’s batting average.

*Stats reflect the 2023 season

Tennessee Key Players:

Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK
Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Christian Moore, INF: .304 batting average, 17 home runs and 50 RBIs.

Blake Burke, INF: .280 batting average, 16 home runs and 43 RBIs.

Drew Beam, P: 3.63 ERA, 88 strikeouts and .267 opponent’s batting average.

*Stats reflect the 2023 season

Nebraska Key Players:

Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK
Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Cole Evans, OF: .305 batting average, 4 home runs and 27 RBIs.

Gabe Swansen, OF: .291 batting average, 18 home runs and 57 RBIs,

Will Walsh, P: 4.24 ERA, 44 strikeouts and .241 opponent’s batting average.

*Stats reflect the 2023 season

How to Watch:

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
  • Date: Feb. 16, 17 and 18, 2024

  • Time: 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 18.

  • TV: FloBaseball

  • Listen: Streaming on the Varsity App

Next 5 Games After this Weekend

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Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Feb. 20 at Dallas Baptist

Feb. 23 vs Wright State

Feb. 24 vs Wright State

Feb. 24 vs Wright State (Double-Header)

Feb. 25 vs Wright State

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