Let's give the Sooners their due. After falling to Texas A&M in the first game of the series they showed the mental toughness, desire and tenacity needed to come back and win the final two games to take the series. Two guys that should especially be noted are closing pitcher Ryan Duke who threw 4.2 innings to earn the victory in Saturday's 13-inning marathon game and second baseman Danny Black who drove in a career high six runs on Sunday.
|Big 12 Baseball Scores, Sunday, April 25|
|Texas Tech 21, Kansas 10|
|Baylor 4, Nebraska 1|
|Oklahoma 10, Texas A&M 2|
|Texas 9, Oklahoma State 3|
|Missouri 4, Kansas State 2|
|Texas Tech 11, Kansas 8|
"It's real important," said Golloway on the series win. "It was a big week for us following the loss at Oklahoma State and the series loss at Texas Tech. We needed to come back and respond and that started with the win over a ranked TCU club on Tuesday. But we needed to win a Big 12 series, especially on the road. I think this (weekend) is really going to help us as we get towards the final push of the season."
OU jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the Aggies in the top of the second thanks in part to Black who drove in three runs with a double to center field, clearing the loaded bases. The Aggies plated one run in the bottom of the fourth and then the Sooners exploded in the fifth to push the lead to 9-1 with the help of a three run blast by Black.
Bobby Shore scattered eight hits over seven innings of work, allowing two runs, to improve his record to 6-2 for the season. Next weekend is huge for the Sooners with Kansas State coming to Norman. The Wildcats currently sit in second place in the Big 12, which is now a spot attainable by the Sooners with a sweep and a series win by Missouri over Texas Tech.
2010 Big 12 Baseball Standings
|As of April 25, 05:54 PM CT|