The win snapped a four-game losing streak in Lawrence for Oklahoma (40-14, 13-10) and dropped Kansas to 31-22-1 and 11-13-1. OU extended its winning streak to five games in addition to posting victories in 13 of the last 16 contests.
"The score clearly isn't indicative of the ball game that was played here, because for seven innings it was anybody's game," said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway. "Our bats took care of it with a couple big innings (late)."
The series-opening victory also gave the Sooners 40 wins on the year for the second straight season, marking the first time since the 1994 (50) and 1995 (42) teams accomplished the same feat.