Photo by John Williamson courtesy McClendon Center for Athletics

As temperatures rise and Oklahomans emerge from winter hibernation, a bevy of college baseball and softball games welcomes you back to the great outdoors.

The University of Oklahoma softball team – the two-time defending NCAA champion – is the preseason pick to win the Big 12 Conference again. The Sooners begin their season at home during the Courtyard Marriott tournament, March 2-4, followed by the OG&E tournament, March 9-11. Other non-tournament home games occur March 7 and 23-25 at Marita Hynes Field.

For more Sooner magic, enjoy home baseball games March 2-4, 6, 9, 10-11, 13-14, 16-18, 23-25, 27 and 29-31 at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

If you’d prefer to root for Oklahoma State University, the baseball team hosts games March 9-11, 13, 16-18 and 30-31 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

OSU’s softball team boasts star senior Vanessa Shippy, included in the Top 50 “Watch List” for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. Home games at Cowgirls Stadium run March 2-4 (the Mizuno Classic), 13, 23-25 and 27.

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