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OC baseball team set to open 50-game schedule on Feb. 7

Tyler Sturges and the Oklahoma Christian Eagles have a 50-game schedule for the 2014 season.
Tyler Sturges and the Oklahoma Christian Eagles have a 50-game schedule for the 2014 season.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 10, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian will open its 50-game baseball season on Feb. 7 against Pittsburg State (Kan.) and will play a full Heartland Conference schedule during the university’s second season in the NCAA Division II league, according to the schedule announced Sunday.

OC, which went 26-26 last season and advanced to the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series, will conclude its regular season with a three-game series at conference rival Oklahoma Panhandle State on May 2-3.

The Eagles will host Pittsburg State in a three-game series, with one game on Feb. 7 and a doubleheader on Feb. 8. Three days later, OC will travel to Bethany for a game at archrival Southern Nazarene.

On Feb. 18, the Eagles will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State before entering conference play on Feb. 21-22 at home against perennial power St. Edward’s (Texas). All conference series will be three games, with a doubleheader the first day and a single game the second day.

OC will visit Southeastern Oklahoma State on Feb. 25 for a nonconference doubleheader before returning to league play Feb. 28-March 1 at Texas A&M International. OC will host East Central on March 4 and league rival Arkansas-Fort Smith on March 7-8, followed by a home game against Southwestern on March 11.

The Eagles will return to the conference road March 14-15 at Texas-Permian Baisn, then will face longtime rival Oklahoma Baptist at Dobson Field on March 18. After another road conference series at Rogers State on March 21-22, OC will host Southern Nazarene on March 25, then league rival McMurry (Texas) on March 28-29.

East Central will host the Eagles on April 1. A league series against Newman (Kan.) on April 4-5 will start a season-long seven-game homestand that will include a single game against Oklahoma City University on April 8 and a three-game series against Ecclesia (Ark.) on April 11-12. OC beat Ecclesia twice to win the NCCAA Central Region title last season.

After visits to Oklahoma Baptist on April 14 and Oklahoma City on April 15, the Eagles will host Lubbock Christian (Texas) in a Heartland series April 18-19.

OC will travel to Arkansas Tech for a game on April 22, then head to San Antonio for a league series at St. Mary’s (Texas) on April 25-26.

The Eagles’ final nonconference game will be at home April 29 against Southeastern, followed by the trip to Goodwell for the season-ending series at Oklahoma Panhandle State.