Yes boys and girls, it's time for the real Bedlam Baseball. Tonight the game is in Tulsa at ONEOK Field, with the weekend contests taking place in OKC at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Guess who's in Tulsa right now? This guy. Guess who's been drinking and will make this the quickest preview/open thread ever? This guy.
This is important, we are tied for 3rd, on a 9 game winning streak, and ranked 25th in a few of the publications. A series win would go a long way towards getting us an NCAA tournament bid (or, more likely, a better bid), and it's always good fun to win Bedlam. Both the Cowboys and Sooners are batting .273, with OSU led by Robbie Rea, Gabe Weidenaar, and Trey Whaley.
On the mound, the Cowboys are 2nd in the league with a team ERA of 2.89, and are paced by Andrew Heaney and his 1.82 ERA. Heaney will take his 6-1 record into tonights game, Kyle Otterson (4-5, 3.12 ERA) will start Saturday, and Vince Wheeland (2-1, 3.21 ERA) will get the nod Sunday.
What's the deal? OU isn't playing very well right now, and we are. The bat's have come alive the last three weeks, the pitching has been solid, and we are getting hot at the right time. A series win and we all but clinch 3rd place in the conference (OU still has to deal with Baylor, so I know they want wins tonight). A series win also gives us a pretty good resume going into the postseason. Also, we need all the wins we can get as well, as we have series left against Ohio state and Texas A&M. I think we'll get the series win, but not the sweep, taking tonight and Sunday's contest.