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OU Baseball vs. Northwestern State Weekend Series

After a two-game sweep of New Mexico State, earlier in the week, the Sooners continue their home stand this weekend against Northwestern State.

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OU vs. NSU | Series Sweep Attempt | Game Thread

The Sooners will attempt to secure a series sweep over Northwestern State this Sunday at L. Dale Mitchell ballpark. It's a test for this Oklahoma ball club who knows what they have in their Friday and Saturday starters, but are still searching for someone to grab the Sunday starting pitchers job.

While whoever may eventually earn that spot, they don't necessarily need to duplicate what Jonathan Gray and Dillon Overton are capable of doing on the mound. It's more about giving the Sooners some quality innings, keeping the runs allowed to a reasonable number, and giving a sometimes hit or miss OU offense a chance to win these Sunday games whether they are for a possible sweep like today or to get a series win if needed.

Here is your Sunday game thread, so go ahead and get out those brooms as the Sooners go for the sweep.

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Sooners Take First Two Games Of NSU Series

On Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma's Dillon Overton followed up Jonathan Gray's dominant performance the day before with one of his own. Overton cruised through seven and a third innings, finishing with five strikeouts while allowing just five hits and two runs.

Whereas Gray received very little run support Friday night, the OU bats were were able to put together a couple strong innings to give Overton seven total runs.

The scoring started for the Sooners in the home half of the third when Hunter Haley (hit by pitch) and Max White (walk) got on base ahead of the still white hot Matt Oberste. The OU first baseman came through with an RBI single to bring in the game's first run. Designated hitter Kolbey Carpenter would follow with an RBI single of his own to make it a 2-0 ball game. Hector Lorenzana drove in two more runs with a single back up the middle to cap off a four run inning for the Sooners.

Oklahoma added three more insurance runs in the sixth inning, the first of which came courtesy of a Garrett Carey solo home run followed by a run scoring double and single from Jack Mayfield and Craig Aikin respectively.

With the win Saturday, the Sooners were able to secure the series and will attempt to go for the sweep on Sunday. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CST) and the game will once again be televised on Fox College Sports.


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OU Ace Dominant In Complete Game Shutout

You needed to look no further than Jonathan Gray's performance Friday night as to why the OU starting pitcher has been rocketing up MLB draft boards. OU's ace was absolutely dominant going the distance to record a complete game shutout while racking up a career high twelve strikeouts along the way. Adding to the ridiculousness of his performance was the fact that Gray was reportedly clocked as high as 100 m.p.h on his final pitch of the game.

Prior to this weekend's series, OU skipper Sunny Golloway bumped Gray up from his customary Saturday night starting spot into the typically more 'high profile' Friday night starter's role. Dillon Overton, who had previously occupied the Friday night spot, was bumped back to Saturday in an effort on Golloway's part to both reward Gray and to mildly shake things up a bit with their weekend rotation.

If the early results are any indication, it was a wise move.

As good as Gray was, he didn't need much run support and that was fortunate because he didn't get much. Oklahoma's lone run came on a solo home run from the still scorching hot bat of Matt Oberste. With that hit, Oberste extended his hitting streak to 22 games dating back to the 2012 season. The 22 game streak ties him for the third longest in school history.

The Sooners will be back in action against Northwestern State and going for the series win Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CST) and the game will also be televised on Fox College Sports
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Sooners Change Pitching Rotation For NW State

After a two-game sweep of New Mexico State, earlier in the week, the Sooners continue their home stand this weekend against Northwestern State.

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