Oklahoma's Evan Mistich hit a walk off single to give the Sooners a Sunday victory and 2-1 series win over the Kansas State Wildcats. Photo via www.collegebaseballdaily.com
For a brief moment it appeared that Sunday's rubber-match game against Kansas State was going to go down in the same fashion as Saturday night's 8-7 loss. Oklahoma had rallied to tie up the game only to see the Wildcats regain the lead. However, this time the Oklahoma bats didn't remain silent in the ninth inning.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when RJ Santigate scored on a Jon Davis single. Then in the third KSU extended their lead to 2-0 when Ross Kivett scored on a Tanner Witt double.
Sunday Big XII Baseball Scores
Oklahoma 4, Kansas State 3
Texas A&M 7, Missouri 6
Kansas 9, Texas Tech 3
Cal 6, Texas 5
Baylor 5, Oklahoma State 4
OU rallied for the first time of the afternoon in the fifth inning when they crossed the plate twice to tie the game at 2-2. The first run came when Max White scored off a Brian Brightwell sacrifice and the Hunter Lockwood came in for the second run on a wild pitch by KSU's Kayvon Bahramzadeh.
The rally was short lived though as Davis would score in the seventh to put the Wildcats back on top 3-2. Oklahoma left two runners on base in the eighth and it appeared that this team, for the second night in a row, would see defeat on their home field thanks to an opponent rally.
With one out in the ninth Hunter Lockwood singled to the left side to put the tying run on base. After Brian Brightwell flied out to right field, leaving the Cats just one out away from a series win, Sooner Skipper Sunny Galloway decided to put Cody Reine in to pinch hit for Dylan Neal. To that point Reine had been 1-7 in weekend at bats but he came through with a clutch triple that scored Lockwood to tie the game. Evan Mistich would then pinch hit for Garrett Cary next and produce a walk-off single to score Reine and win not just the game but the series.
The Sooners have now won conference series on consecutive weekends and are just one game below .500 in Big XII play and 18-11 on the season. There are no mid-week games this week for Oklahoma but the Sooners will travel to College Station for a huge match up against a Texas A&M team that will be heavily favored.