It doesn’t feel like it as I write this, but baseball season is here.
I’ll be doing play-by-play for select Oklahoma City University baseball games this season for OCUSports.com.
The Stars, a traditional NAIA power, struggled last season, finishing 38-19 and bowing out in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. Injuries hurt OCU last season and head coach Denney Crabaugh hopes for health and the long ball this year.
“We’re going to be able to swing the bats,” Crabaugh told Andrew Himes during the OCU Sports Update earlier this week. “We’re going to have a lot of power up and down the lineup.”
OCU’s opener Saturday will be a tough test. The Stars’ welcome 13th-ranked York (Neb.) to Jim Wade Stadium at 10 a.m. The Panthers are 3-1. OCU will then play Avila (Mo.) at 3 p.m in the Eagles’ opener.
You can hear both games, as well as the York-Avila game at 12:30 p.m. on OCUSports.com.