NORMAN – University of Oklahoma infielder Jackson Nicklaus and outfielder John Spikerman have been selected to baseball’s preseason All-Big 12 team, the conference office announced Wednesday. The team was selected in a ballot by league coaches, who could not vote for their own players. Nicklaus, a second baseman out of Overland Park, Kan., hit 11 home runs and 11 doubles while batting .288 last season. He drove in 36 runs, scored 48 runs, walked 34 times and stole six bases. Nicklaus, who entered the lineup during the second weekend of the season and started 56 games, set an OU freshman record for walks and finished second among OU freshmen in home runs and runs scored. He was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. Spikerman, a sophomore from Montgomery, Texas, hit .317 and had eight doubles, one triple, two home runs, scored 30 runs, drove in 15 runs and stole 12 bases in just 35 games last season . He was a regular in the lineup in mid-April and made 30 starts (27 in right field), helping to spur the Sooners on to a final run of the College World Series. He was named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team and finished the season with 23 consecutive games. The Sooners kick off the 2023 season at home Feb. 17-19 with a three-game series against California Baptist followed by a single game against Air Force on Monday, Feb. 20 at L. Dale Mitchell Park. OU Season Tickets, Mini-Plans and Single Game Tickets are on sale now. To reserve a seat, click here or contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office by phone at (800) 456-4668. Click here for more information on OU baseball tickets.