NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s annual baseball series underwent a sudden change Thursday.
The teams won’t meet at Oklahoma City’s Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark this season due to a scheduling conflict with the OKC Dodgers, who host a four-game series with Iowa the weekend of the Beldam opener.
OU and OSU will instead play at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater on April 27, then conduct two games in Tulsa as initially scheduled.
To offset OSU’s home game in this year’s series, OU will host the 2019 series finale after the teams play one game apiece in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
The changes are only temporary, but it snaps a string of 23 consecutive seasons the teams have played at least one game against each other in OKC.
Since 2013, the teams have split the three-game Big 12 series between OKC and Tulsa, alternating which city gets to host two games. Since 1990, OKC has hosted at least one Bedlam game.
OU (4-5) hosts Alabama for a three-game series this weekend beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.