Texas Tech Opens Big 12 Play on the Road Against Oklahoma
The No.10 Texas Tech Red Raiders open Big 12 play with a three-game series on the road at University of Oklahoma at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman Friday.
The Red Raiders start conference action on the road for the sixth consecutive season while opening with the Sooners for the first time in league history.
The Sooners lead the all-time series 42-31-1.
The Oklahoma Sooners hold a 21-10-1 advantage in Norman. OU won 2 out of 3 over Tech in 2013 in Norman.
Tech swept OU (9-5, 14-4, 14-4) last season in Lubbock. It was the first time the Red Raiders won the season series for the first time since 2010.
The Sooners defeated Tech 9-8 in the 2014 Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City.
The Red Raiders split their midweek series against Oral Roberts, dropping game one 9-7 and defeating the Golden Eagles on Wednesday 7-4.
Tech is playing a road series for the third straight weekend - marking a first by the program since 1999. OU won 3-for-4 at Hawaii last weekend and has recorded a 6-4 record at home this season.
Tim Tadlock will send sophomore Ryan Mosely (3-1, 2.76) to the mound in the series opener. Oklahoma will counter with RHP Jake Elliott (3-1, 2.76) Left-hander Cameron Smith (2-1 3.29) is slated to start Saturday against RHP Alec Hansen (2-2, 3.81). Neither coach has announced a Sunday starter.
All three of the games this weekend will be televised, with Saturday's contest set for a national broadcast on FSN.