2024 Kubota College Baseball Series - Weekend 2

What To Know About Today's Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Games

What To Know About Today's Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Games

Oregon State Baseball plays its first games at the College Baseball Showdown, Michigan and Oklahoma State have been turning two and Arkansas seeks revenge.

Feb 23, 2024 by Joe Harrington
Mic'd Up With Michigan's Jordon Rogers

The second weekend of the College Baseball Showdown, known as the Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 begins today at 4 p.m. EST with Oklahoma State taking on Michigan and ends with No. 2 Arkansas facing No. 4 Oregon State at 8 p.m.

A slimmed down version of the event this week compared to the nine games over three days and six teams that played in the first weekend, known as the Shriners Children's College Showdown, this week features the two highest-ranked teams in the field. It also features four teams picked to finish in the top six of their leagues.

Here are some things to know about Day 1 of the Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2. 

Michigan Baseball Leads The Nation In Double Plays Turned

The Wolverines (2-2) turned eight double plays against Western Michigan last week, which was one more than Gonzaga had. That leads the nation. 

Oklahoma State is tied for three in double plays with six in the first weekend. 

Oklahoma State Baseball Is 7-2 All-Time Against Michigan

Michigan and Oklahoma State (2-2) first played in 2015 and are meeting for the second year in a row. The Cowboys beat Michigan in Ann Arbor 5-3 and 8-5 last season. Michigan was 28-28 in 2023, their first under coach Tracy Smith. 

Oklahoma State was 41-20 but was upset in the Stillwater Regional by Oral Roberts (who reached Omaha) and Dallas Baptist.  

Oklahoma State Baseball, Oregon State Played Games On Wednesday

The two OSUs played games on Feb. 21 at Globe Life Field. Oklahoma beat Abilene Christian 8-4 to even its overall record at 2-2 while Oregon State (5-0) started the day with a 10-4 win over No. 19 Texas Tech. 

Only Oregon State is Making Their College Baseball Showdown Debut

Oklahoma State went 1-3 at the Baseball Showdown a year ago in their debut. Michigan also went 1-2 in their College Baseball Showdown in 2022. 

Arkansas (3-1) is making third trip to Arlington and Globe Life Field for the Showdown. The Razorbacks went in 2021 and 2023. Their record is a combined 5-1. They went 3-0 in 2021. 

Oregon State Baseball vs. Arkansas Is A Rematch Of 2018 College World Series Final

Head-to-head wise, Arkansas and Oregon State are 3-3 all-time but they haven't played since June 2018. 

That's when Oregon State beat Arkansas in the finals 2 games to 1 to win Pat Casey's third national championship. Casey retired after the series. 

Watch The Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Stream

Weekend two and three will both stream live on FloBaseball and the FloSports app. 

Replays, highlights and breaking news will be on both platforms. 

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, February 23 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oklahoma State 
  • 8 p.m. – Oregon State vs. Arkansas

Saturday, February 24 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oregon State 
  • 8 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Sunday, February 25 

  • 2 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Michigan 
  • 6 p.m. – Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State

NCBWA Top 25 Poll 

TCU (3-0) moved up to No. 3 in the first update. The Horned Frogs, who play in the College Baseball Showdown Weekend 3, moved up from No. 6. Arkansas dropped a spot to No. 5. The writers moved Oregon State four spots to No. 8. 

  1. Wake Forest
  2. LSU
  3. TCU
  4. Oregon State
  5. Arkansas
  6. Florida
  7. Tennessee
  8. Clemson
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Vanderbilt
  11. Virginia
  12. Duke
  13. East Carolina
  14. North Carolina
  15. Texas
  16. South Carolina
  17. NC State
  18. Alabama
  19. UCLA
  20. Texas Tech
  21. Iowa
  22. Auburn
  23. Stanford
  24. Kentucky
  25. DBU

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (2-2), Arizona (2-1), Bethune-Cookman (2-1), Cal State Fullerton (2-1), Campbell (2-1), Coastal Carolina (1-2), Connecticut (2-1), Grand Canyon (2-0), Houston (3-0), Indiana (2-1), Indiana State (2-0), Kansas State (2-1), Lehigh (1-2), Maryland (2-1). Miami (Fla.) (3-0), Mississippi State (2-1), Northeastern (1-2), Notre Dame (3-0), Oklahoma (2-1), Oklahoma State (1-2), Ole Miss (2-2), Oral Roberts (1-2), Oregon (2-1), Sam Houston (2-1), St. John’s (1-0), Southern Miss (2-1), UC Irvine (3-0), UC Santa Barbara (1-2), UNCW (2-1), West Virginia (1-1).

D1Baseball Top 25 Poll On Feb. 19

  1. Wake Forest
  2. Arkansas
  3. LSU
  4. Florida
  5. TCU
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. Oregon State
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Tennessee
  10. Clemson
  11. East Carolina
  12. Duke
  13. NC State
  14. Virginia
  15. North Carolina
  16. Texas
  17. Alabama
  18. Iowa
  19. Texas Tech
  20. UCLA
  21. South Carolina
  22. UC Santa Barbara
  23. Indiana
  24. Kansas State
  25. Coastal Carolina

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 3 Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, March 1 

  • 3 p.m. – USC vs. TCU 
  • 7 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, March 2 

  • 3 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. USC 
  • 7 p.m. – TCU vs. Arizona State

Sunday, March 3 

  • 12 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M 
  • 4 p.m. – USC vs. TCU

FloBaseball Archived Footage

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Watch College Baseball On FloBaseball

FloBaseball is home to thousands of college baseball games this spring, including the Shriners Children's College Showdown (formerly the College Baseball Showdown) from Feb. 16 to March 3 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

What College Baseball Tournaments Are Streaming On FloBaseball?

These tournaments will stream on FloBaseball and the FloSports app in February and March:

When Is The 2024 MLB Draft?

The actual time and date of the MLB Draft hasn't been announced, but it will take place during 2024 MLB All-Star Week. MLB All-Star festivities kick off on Sunday, July 14, with the main event taking place on Tuesday, July 16.

In 2023, the draft began All-Star week on the Sunday before Tuesday's game between the National League and American League. 

The draft began at 2 p.m. EST in 2023. 

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