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Sooners Open Big 12 Championship Wednesday

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• Oklahoma (30-24, 11-13 Big 12) opens the 2023 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship against Oklahoma State (37-16, 15-9 Big 12) on Wednesday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
• This will be the fifth meeting between the Sooners and Cowboys this season, and fourth in a row. The teams played a three-game set in Norman last weekend. OSU has won three of the four meetings.
• The Sooners won the 2022 Big 12 Championship, the first held at Globe Life Field. OU won all four games, defeating West Virginia (6-4), Texas Tech (6-3), Kansas State (4-3) and Texas (8-1).
• Oklahoma has played one game at Globe Life Field this season, a 4-3 defeat in 10 innings to Abilene Christian on Feb. 22. The Sooners have played a total of 16 games at Globe Life Field since the 2021 season (the ballpark opened for the 2020 MLB season): two in 2021, 13 in 2022 and one so far in 2023. OU is 10-6 at the current home of the Texas Rangers.
• Oklahoma is celebrating its 125th anniversary season in 2023. The program was established in 1898, and OU has competed in 118 seasons since (including 2023).

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