Jake Fisher will start on the mound for the Sooners. Fisher pitched seven innings in Sunday's regular-season finale win at Kansas State.
“We have to beat those guys if we want to get a ring,” Sooners second baseman Hector Lorenzana said. “We came in here to win a championship. Winning tomorrow is gonna give us a good opportunity to do that.”
Texas Tech and Baylor will play at 9 a.m. Saturday in a game that means nothing for either team as neither has a chance to advance to the championship and neither figures to be selected to play in a regional.
Oklahoma shouldn't have that problem after its pitching staff has opened the tournament with 18 consecutive scoreless innings.
Thursday, it was Gray throwing a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over Baylor.
Against Texas Tech, Overton, Ralph Garza and Kindle Ladd combined for the shutout.
Overton had battled through arm trouble and hadn’t made a start for 12 days before Friday's appearance.
Golloway planned to keep Overton around the 100-pitch mark. Overton threw 108 pitches against Texas Tech, with 26 coming in the second inning.
“It’s good,” Overton said of his arm. “It’s a little bit tired, but that’s expected when you haven't thrown a whole lot in the last two or three weeks. It bounces back really quick and I'll be ready to go next week.”