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


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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