Oklahoma's Max White knocked in 5 runs on Saturday. Photo via grfx.cstv.com
Sunny Galloway had said earlier in the week that one of his team's biggest struggles right now was that they haven't been able to string together hits and thus the offense had begin to falter. Well, the Sooners spent two innings stringing hits together and the result was a blow out win to clinch fourth consecutive conference series.
Kansas took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when Kevin Kuntz scored on a Jordan Dreiling sacrifice. However, two innings later the Jayhawks would learn why its a bad idea to pitch to Max White. After a scoreless fourth, freshman Brian Brightwell led off the fifth with a walk and then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Erik Ross. Jack Mayfield then reached first on a walk and after Caleb Bushyhead flied out to left field for the second out it appeared that OU was on the verge of wasting base runners once again. White ended that speculation when he sent the ball over the right field wall for a three-run blast.
Saturday's Big XII Baseball Scores
Oklahoma 8, Kansas 2
Texas Tech 4, Missouri 3
Oklahoma State 13, Kansas State 3
Texas A&M 12, Texas 4
Baylor 15, New Mexico State 5
The score would remain 3-1 until the top of the ninth when the Sooners went to work once again. With Oklahoma having two outs Jack Mayfield singled through the left side to put a man on base. Bushyhead then singled to move Mayfield to third, advancing to second himself on the throw. Max White then came to the plate and delivered two more RBIs by knocking in Mayfield and Bushyhead with his single into center field. Cody Reine sent White home with a triple and the scored himself on a Hunter Lockwood single. Lockwood would be the final run to score in the inning when Evan Mistich doubled down the left field line.
Jonathan Gray picked up his fourth win of the season, evening his record to at 4-4, by going 6.1 innings. He struck out 6 of the 29 batters that he faced and allowed just one run on four hits. Max White's 5 RBI on the day puts his total up to 43. Oklahoma goes for the sweep in Lawrence tomorrow at noon.