As of April 5, 11:16 PM CT
Fresh off their third consecutive series win, in as many tries since conference play started, the Oklahoma Sooners are sitting atop the Big 12 Conference. Their weekend series at Missouri marked the first time that the Sooners didn’t need the Sunday game to win a series against a conference opponent.
In the opener, on Friday night, Andrew Doyle out pitched Missouri ace Kyle Gibson in a duel that resulted in a 2-1 OU victory. Doyle threw eight innings allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six batters.
In the second game, on Saturday, the Sooners hit through the batting order in the fifth inning which yielded four runs. Aaron Baker added a solo shot homerun in the ninth as insurance and the Sooners took game two along with the series from Missouri. It was Oklahoma’s first series three-game series victory in Columbia since they swept the Tigers in 2001.
Oklahoma would drop game three on Sunday afternoon but their 6-3 conference record would still be good for first place in the conference. The Sooners will step out of conference to play at WichitaState on Wednesday before hosting Texas Tech over Easter Weekend.