Pushed back by the weather, Oklahoma split a doubleheader with Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. Faced with the rubber match on Monday the Sooners left nothing to chance. Sparked by JT Wise’s 3 hit 4 RBI performance, OU won game 1 on Sunday 12-9. Nebraska plated 8 runs in the middle three innings of game 2 and then held off a late Sooner rally to even the series which brings us to Monday’s game three.
Aaron Baker hit a homerun and Bryant Hernandez tripled in the first inning giving Oklahoma a 3-0 lead and the Sooners would never look back. Baker homered again in the third along with Garrett Buechele to extend Oklahoma’s lead to 6-1. Then in the fourth Casey Johnson and Bryant Hernandez went yard and OU’s lead ballooned to 11-2.
The Sooner bats weren’t done yet either. J.T. Wise hit a homerun in the fifth and the Sooners led 14-2 and then two more runs were added in the eighth giving the Sooners a final winning score of 16-6.
Oklahoma has now won their first two series of the conference off huge offensive performances in game three. Last weekend against Kansas State the Sooner posted 29 runs in Sunday’s game three and now 16 in this weekend’s series against Nebraska. Oklahoma’s 4-2 conference mark is only good enough to place them second in the conference standings but their overall record of 23-6 is the best in the Big 12. Sunny ball seems to be rolling right now with the Sooners having decent pitching backed up by an explosive offense. Up next for Oklahoma is a road trip to Missouri to take on the Missouri Tigers who are 13-14 overall and 4-5 in conference.