Oklahoma ended a crazy weekend with a 5-4 win over Missouri to draw to within one game of .500 in conference play and a 22-14 overall season record. The series sweep puts Oklahoma on a four game winning streak which includes a 4-0 win over #9 Arkansas earlier in the week.
Last weekend the Sooners led in each game of their series against Texas A&M but relented the lead all three times and eventually suffered a sweep at the hands of the Aggies. This weekend it was completely the opposite where Oklahoma found themselves behind in each game but yet managed to find a way to come back and win each time.
On Sunday afternoon, Missouri jumped on top of the Sooners in the top of the third when Brannon Champagne and Conner Mach scored off a Ben Turner double. Oklahoma quickly responded in the bottom half of the inning when Garrett Carey scored on an Erik Ross single to break the ice. A few batters later the Sooners took the lead on the swing of Max White's bat. His double to center field scored Dylan Neal and Ross to give OU a 3-2 advantage.
Oklahoma would add another run in the fourth when Evan Mistich scored off a Carey sacrifice. Ross scored again in the seventh on a Caleb Bushyhead double to give OU the pivotal fifth run. Missouri would make it interesting in the top of the ninth by drawing to within 5-4 by Scott Summerfield grounded out to end the game and preserve Oklahoma's first conference sweep of the season.
Jonathan Gray earned his third win of the year by pitching 5.2 innings. He faced 26 batters, striking out six of them and allowing two runs off of five hits. Steven Okert pitched 3.1 innings of relief to pick up the save. He faced 18 batters, striking out three and also allowing two runs on three hits.
Oklahoma's schedule now sets up for a potential run as the Sooners take a break from Big XII Conference play. They'll play a rematch game at Oral Roberts on Tuesday night and then back home fro Alabama State over the weekend. The following week OU plays a mid-week game against Oklahoma State that won't count against the Big XII record and then a rematch against Dallas Baptist in Norman before returning to conference play against Kansas on April 27th.