Dores to host Oklahoma State in fall series

NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt will host Oklahoma State for a pair of fall informal scrimmages at Hawkins Field, the two programs announced Friday.
The matchups will take place Oct. 20-21. Times and ticket information on the scrimmages will be released in the near future.
In April, the NCAA Division I Council announced it had adopted sweeping legislative proposals including allowing teams to play fall exhibition games/informal scrimmages without them counting against the 56-game spring schedule.
The two informal scrimmages will include no official scoring and a scenario-based setup.
OSU is coming off a 2018 season in which it finished 31-26-1 and advanced to the finals of the NCAA DeLand Regional before falling to host and top-seeded Stetston. For the Cowboys, who finished second in the Big 12 Conference standings, it marked the sixth NCAA tourney appearance in as many seasons.
Vanderbilt advanced to its 13th-consecutive NCAA Tournament a season ago, defeating the host Tigers at the Clemson Regional for a second-straight year. The Commodores finished one victory shy of advancing to its first College World Series since 2015.
Current Oklahoma State head coach Josh Holliday served as an assistant at Vandy under head coach Tim Corbin from 2010-12, helping the Dores reach the College World Series in 2011, before returning to his alma mater to take over the OSU program.