June 3, 2012; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Oklahoma Sooner pitcher Jonathan Gray (22) pitches against the Army Black Knights in the first inning in game three of the Charlottesville regional at Davenport Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Laferriere-US PRESSWIRE
Oklahoma has continued to bring in fresh talent each and every year on the diamond. Many times, we as fans see our favorites go in the MLB Draft after making a name for themselves. However, the ultimate prize is always a trip to Omaha to play for a National Title in the College World Series. While this team finished the season strong, there was a trio that hit a milestone.
Dillon Overton, Jordan John, and Jonathan Gray all threw 100 K's this season. Gray did not reach this benchmark until Sunday in the third inning against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia's Super Regional. With his fourth strikeout of the game, Gray sat down Evan Marzilli to hit 100. He would record four more before the rain delay ended his outing.
Congrats to all three on their seasons as this mark the first time in Sooner history a trio has achieved the mark in a single season. However, Overton and Gray are both coming back next season. They will be what this team is built around and could make Oklahoma a force to be reckoned with.