The day started with the assumption that the OU baseball team would be playing the first of two games in a mid-week set with Air Force and that fireballer Damien Magnifico would be starting that game. Just before the first pitch, we learned neither of which were true. The first being due to threatening weather conditions causing Wednesday's game to be rescheduled making Tuesday a double header. The second, well we don't really know the reasons behind the second other than Sunny Golloway is the manager.
The first of the two games started ominously given the five game losing streak the Sooners were in the middle of and how poorly they had played. Two errors in the first inning allowed Air Force to take a two run lead and one they would hold until the fifth inning. Evidently it took the first five innings for the Oklahoma players to wake up because once they did, they put up seven runs in the final four innings. The unexpected offensive outburst propelled Oklahoma to a very much needed 8-5 win which snapped the aforementioned losing streak and gave a team that desperately needed it a major confident boost.
Said confidence boost was evident early in the second game with the Sooners putting up a four spot in their half of the third inning and seizing control of the game. Behind the first career appearance for Cale Coshow and his strong five innings of work, the lead was never really in jeopardy. After not making his previously scheduled start, Damien Magnifico came on in the ninth to lock things down and continue to show his improved command of the strike zone.
Not to be all 'Debbie Downer' but as great as it was for Oklahoma to win both of these games, all due respect to Air Force they're not exactly a powerhouse. Credit to the Sooners for doing what they needed to do, winning two games they should win, but it would be premature to think this team has suddenly solved all its problems. The three game set this weekend in Lubbock with Texas Tech will be a decent test and anything less than a series win would be another disappointment.