A week after getting swept by the Texas Longhorns Oklahoma’s baseball team went back on the road this weekend and did something they’ve not done all season. They scored a sweep of their own over the 9th ranked Baylor Bears. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sooners either. Texas failed to pick up a win over the weekend causing them to drop from first place in the conference and Texas A&M dropped a game to O-State setting up OU to charge back from fourth place to within a 1.5 games of first place.
Andrew Doyle picked up his sixth win of the season on Friday night in game one of the series thanks to a wild pitch and a error by Baylor’s catcher. With two outs and the game tied 2-2 in the 9th inning, Oklahoma’s Jamie Johnson struck out on a wild pitch that was mishandled by the catcher and was able to beat the throw to first. Oklahoma’s speed allowed them to score two runs on the play giving them the winning margin of 4-2.
Game two on Saturday afternoon saw Oklahoma break out the bats and pound the Bears for 12 runs on 14 hits. Jamie Johnson and J.T. Wise had three hits each and a homerun during Oklahoma’s batting clinic. Johnson also had three RBIs as well helping OU run away 12-4.
Early on in game three it appeared that a series sweep was going to elude Oklahoma once again. Going into the top of the 5th the Sooners trailed 8-3 and hadn’t scored since the 2nd inning. However, from the 5th inning on Oklahoma’s pitching shored up and once again their bats warmed up. Aaron Baker knocked in a run in the top of the 5th to cut the lead in half and then Casey Johnson knocked in another in the 6th to make the deficit 8-5. With the score manageable and momentum on Oklahoma’s side the Sooners exploded for six runs in the 7th thanks mostly to homeruns by Ross Hubbard (3 run shot) and Aaron Baker (2 run shot) to get the winning margin of 11-8.
Baylor hadn’t been swept at home by a Big 12 opponent in eleven years.