Texas Baseball 2012: Longhorns Open Big 12 Home Schedule Against Oklahoma State

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 27: General view of the exterior of Rosenblatt Stadium before the men's 2010 NCAA College Baseball World Series between the UCLA Bruins and the South Carolina Gamecocks on June 27, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska. This is the final season the College World Series will be held at Rosenblatt Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Texas opens its first home Big 12 series against Oklahoma State on Friday night.

Texas looks to continue its hot hitting ways in Austin on Friday, as the Longhorns take on Oklahoma State in the opener of a three-game Big 12 series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field at 6 p.m.

The story for Texas in recent weeks has been an offense gaining in potency: In 16 games, beginning with a March 13 win over Texas State, the 'Horns have averaged .329 as a team, with five regulars averaging over .330. Reigning Big 12 Player of the Week Erich Weiss has had a hit in every game over that span, during which Texas has scored no fewer than five runs and has scored nine or more eight times.

Sophomore starter Nathan Thornhill will risk his 16.1 home scoreless innings streak for Texas against Oklahoma State southpaw Andrew Heaney (5-1, 2.31). Two-time National Player of the Year Brooks Kieschnick will sign autographs from 5:15 p.m. through gametime.

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