Texas takes the field against Texas A&M during an NCAA baseball game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on April 2, 2019. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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With rain in this weekend’s forecast, Texas and Oklahoma opt to play three times in two days

Posted May 16th, 2019

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Due to Saturday’s rainy forecast, the baseball teams from Texas and Oklahoma have rearranged their schedule.

Texas and Oklahoma will engage in a double-header at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday. The Longhorns and Sooners were scheduled to close out their regular seasons on Saturday afternoon. The two teams will now battle on Friday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Red River Rivalry series will still get underway at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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Stuck in ninth place in the Big 12’s standings, Texas (26-25; 6-14) will need to perform well against Oklahoma in order to qualify for the conference’s eight-team tournament. In order to reach the postseason, Texas must either sweep Oklahoma or win twice while having Kansas sweep Kansas State. Kansas and Kansas State’s three-game series does not get underway until Friday evening.

With one win, Oklahoma (31-20, 9-12) can secure its spot in the Big 12 tournament.

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