Oklahoma extended their win streak to eight games Friday afternoon with a twelve inning win against TCU in OU's Big 12 conference opener. It was the Sooners second extra inning win this week after beating Oral Roberts Tuesday night in fifteen innings.
The two teams traded a run early before the Sooners would take a 2-1 lead in their half of the eighth inning in what looked to be the game-winning run. However, TCU would tie the game in the ninth with a sacrifice fly to center field just deep enough to drive in the runner.
Oklahoma would load the bases in the bottom of the twelfth before a passed ball allowed Max White to score the game-winning run.
While starter Jonathan Gray did not factor in the final decision, the OU ace had yet another fantastic performance pitching nine innings with twelve strikeouts and allowing just the two runs (one earned). The Sooners also received three shutout innings from their bullpen in the form of Jake Fisher and Ethan Carnes, the latter of whom would record the victory.
In addition to Oklahoma's win streak, junior Matt Oberste had a 26-game hitting streak on the line and for most of the game it looked as though it would come to an end. Oberste was 0-for-4 in five plate appearances (one walk) prior to his at-bat in the 12th inning when he would send a double to left field. With that hit, Oberste is now tied with Marty Neff (1991) for the longest hit streak in program history.
Oklahoma will go for the series win in Game Two on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for shortly after 2 p.m. (CST). The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest as well as on the radio at KREF Sports Talk 1400.