TULSA — The Oral Roberts baseball program released its 2013 schedule, announced by first year head coach Ryan Folmar on Thursday.
ORU opens the season at home on Feb. 15 with a three game set when Saint Louis comes to town, followed by a visit from familiar foe Wichita State for a mid-week contest on Feb. 19. Coach Folmar's squad will face the Shockers from Wichita two other times on the road on Feb. 26 and March 5.
Highlighting the non-conference contests is a trip to Texas on March 12 and two games in Norman against Oklahoma on March 19 and 20. The Sooners make a return trip to Tulsa as well as the Golden Eagles host the in-state rival on March 26.
On April 9, the Golden Eagles and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will face off in a mid-week contest at beautiful ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa.
Kansas will mark the fourth Big 12 member on the schedule as ORU heads north to Lawrence on April 23. Other marquee non-conference opponents include Dallas Baptist at home for three games beginning on March 8, followed by a visit from Cal State Fullerton the next weekend, and a trip to Mississippi State prior to the final series of the season on May 14.
The Golden Eagles will play its inaugural season as a member of the Southland Conference after winning 15 consecutive Mid-Continent/Summit League titles. They will open the conference portion of the season with a three game series against Central Arkansas beginning on March 22 at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
On April 19, the Golden Eagles will travel to Huntsville, Texas for a showdown with last season's Southland champions Sam Houston State.