Oklahoma's Dillon Overton has done it twice this season and Jordan John did it for the first time on Friday night. The sophomore lefty from Corpus Christi, Texas pitched a complete game performance in the series opener against Kansas State. In his his nine innings of work John fanned 11 batters and allowed just one run on six hits. Typically we just write a brief recap on the weekend game thread but whenever a player has a performance of this magnitude it deserves a post of its own.
The ironic thing is that despite the terrific performance by John, the Sooners still had to work from behind.
Kansas State struck for a one run lead in the first inning when Wade Hinkle drove in Tanner Witt who had reached base with a single in the game's second at bat. It would be the only score of the game for the Wildcats who would be held to just four more hits over the next eight innings. John would put the Wildcats down in order in the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth innings and wouldn't face more than four batters in an inning again until the ninth.
Friday Night Big XII Baseball Scores
Texas 13, California 3
Oklahoma 5, Kansas State 1
Baylor 7, Oklahoma State 4
Texas A&M 8, Missouri 6
Texas Tech 3, Kansas 1
The Sooners tied the game in the bottom of the third when Chase Simpson crossed the plate on an Erik Ross sacrifice bunt. The next inning the Sooners tacked three more runs on the board when Max White, Hunter Lockwood and Caleb Bushyhead all scored to give OU a 4-1 lead.
The final run came in the bottom of the seventh when Jack Mayfield blasted a solo shot home run over the left field fence to produce the final score of 5-1.
Game two in the series is set for a 2:00 start on Saturday afternoon.