Oklahoma released their respective baseball and softball conference plans for the upcoming 2022 seasons.
Skip Johnson is entering his fifth season as baseball coach for OU and wants to send the Sooners back to the postseason for the first time since 2018 when Oklahoma advanced to the Tallahassee Regional Finals.
The Sooners start conference games with back-to-back home series against Baylor and Texas. After that, the Sooners play in the Bedlam series before traveling to Lawrence, Kan., To take on the Jayhawks.
Then there is a home series against Kansas State and West Virginia squeezed around a highway series at TCU. The Sooners conclude the Big 12 conference schedule with a series on Texas Tech.
Tea @ Big12Conference has announced the 2022 league!
– Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) November 4, 2021
Oklahoma softball will be looking to defend the program’s fifth national championship and their reign as the nine-time defending Big 12 champions.
The Sooners open the conference play at Marita Hynes Field by hosting the Baylor Bears in a series from March 25-27. Then OU has a couple of road series on Texas Tech and Texas.
Following these road series, Oklahoma returns home for a series against Iowa State before visiting Kansas in a series to end the month of April. OR concludes the conference plan by hosting another 2021 Women’s College World Series participant Oklahoma State in Bedlam.
– Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) November 3, 2021
Oklahoma softball has won 59 of its last 60 conference games and has not lost a conference series since 2011. The 2022 team returns 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Jocelyn Alo, along with four other All-Americans in Jayda Coleman, 2021 NFCA Freshman of the Year Tiare Jennings, Kinzie Hansen and Grace Lyons.