Apparently the thought that the new NCAA bats would hamper Oklahoma's offense couldn't have been more wrong. Oklahoma jumped out to an eight run lead in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday afternoon against Arkansas Pine-Bluff but that was nothing compared to what the did in the bottom of the 8th.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff cut Oklahoma's lead to 8-4 in the top of the 3rd but the Sooners responded with three runs of their own to push the lead back to 11-4. OU scored another run in the bottom of the fourth and then another in the sixth but Arkansas-Pine Bluff added 2 in the seventh and one more run in the top of the eighth to make the score 13-7 going into Oklahoma's at bat. The Sooners sent 18 batters to the plate in the bottom of the 8th, recorded 11 hits and scored 14 runs to blow the game open to a 27-7 score. For the game Oklahoma had 21 hits led by Evan Mistich who went 4-for-4.
On a day where Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas all lost the Sooners put on an offensive performance that places them as the most potent team in the conference from the plate. Through 5 games Oklahoma has scored a Big 12 best 69 runs and also leads the conference in hits with 72 and homeruns with 10.
Oklahoma plays their second and final game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff this afternoon at 3:00.