Oklahoma batted through their lineup for the fifth time in eight games this season and on Saturday afternoon it proved to be the game changer needed for win number eight. OU scored 12 runs on 17 hits on Saturday and six of them came in the fifth inning when the Sooners were trailing 4-3.
Max White got things started for the Sooners with a lead off single and then advanced to second on an Eric Ross bunt. Two batters later Evan Mistich walked to load the bases for Cody Reine who would drive in White with a single. Tyler Ogle then doubled to bring in Ross and Mistich. Cameron Seitzer then brought in Reine and Ogle with a double before scoring himself when Jack Mayfield laid down a bunt. Mayfield would be the final Sooner to score in the inning when he came in on a ground out to by Cale Ellis.
Starting pitcher Bobby Shore picked up his first win of the season. He went seven full innings allowing four runs on four hits and striking out five batters. Meanwhile Oklahoma's offensive onslaught on the college baseball world continues. The Sooners have scored 100 runs off 112 hits in eight games. Both of those lead the Big 12 and the Sooners also have a conference best 12 homeruns.
At 8-0 the Sooners are off to their best start since the 1998 season.