Against Xavier, OU hoping for strong pitching start no matter who delivers it

Whether Jake Irvin starts Friday is beside the point, he said.

The Oklahoma sophomore has primarily been used as a first-day pitcher this season, but this isn’t an average week, and Irvin hasn’t been his average self lately.

OU coach Pete Hughes is undecided on who will take the mound first in the Sooners’ NCAA regional opener against Xavier in Louisville. He does