Big 12 baseball: Sooners, Cowboys need to reschedule rained out Bedlam game

Rain wiped out Round 1 of Bedlam, leaving the bonus game in the series in doubt due to a lack of dates for rescheduling. That's unfortunate for both OU and OSU — and their fans.
by John Helsley Published: April 4, 2013
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Rain wiped out Round 1 of Bedlam, leaving the bonus game in the series in doubt due to a lack of dates for rescheduling.

That's unfortunate for OU, which could miss out on its best regular season crowd at Mitchell Park. Unfortunate for OSU, which needs such quality games to boost their RPI, win or lose.

Unfortunate for college baseball in the state, too, with Bedlam always good for goosing the pulse rate of the sport. And this season could use an interest boost, amid so much dreary weather and on the heels of a basketball rebirth at both schools.

Now the Cowboys and Sooners are both heading on the road for back-to-back Big 12 weekend series, putting them out of sight, if not out of mind.

So maybe it would behoove both clubs to find a fit in the schedule to get this game in, even if it means calling Missouri State or Arkansas-Little Rock or New Orleans or Dallas Baptist and begging out or backing out of a commitment.

Bedlam is a big deal when it comes to baseball. And the two coaches acknowledge and appreciate that.

“More than anything, the games are fun to play,” said Sooners coach Sunny Golloway. “The fans enjoy them. The athletes on the yard really enjoy them. I think if the coaches could stay calm and get some sleep at night, they would have a chance to enjoy them.

“It's good. It's really special right now because if you look at the Big 12 and you look at a few of the polls, the schools ranked are the Oklahoma schools. That's good for the state of Oklahoma and baseball in our part of the country.”

So here's hoping …

Big picture, Golloway and OSU's Josh Holliday are both committed to the expanded series, maybe even to the point of expanding it further in the future to five games — home and home nonconference, plus the Big 12 portion in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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Sooners

Friday: at Texas, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: at Texas, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday: at Texas, 2 p.m.

April 12: at Baylor, 6:35 p.m.

April 13: at Baylor, 3:05 p.m.

April 14: at Baylor, 1:05 p.m.

Cowboys

Friday: at Kansas, 6 p.m.

Saturday: at Kansas, 2 p.m.

Sunday: at Kansas, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: vs. Oral Roberts, ONEOK Field, Tulsa

April 12: at TCU, 6:30 p.m.

April 13: at TCU, 4 p.m.

April 14: at TCU, 1 p.m.

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