Just Win Baby! Sooners Take Series Against Jayhawks In Dramatic Fashion

Perfection is highly sought after in the world of athletics and for 3.2 innings on Friday night that's exactly what Jacob Evans was. Coming in to relieve Dillon Overton in the seventh, Evans retired all eleven batters he faced without allowing a hit. He took the mound after Overton allowed his first and only run to score, tying the game at 1-1, and inherited a runner at second with just one out. He got Dakota Smith to ground out and Kevin Kuntz to foul out, starting the string of eleven consecutive retired Jayhawk batters to earn his fifth win of the season.

Friday's Big 12 Baseball Scores

West Virginia

12

New Orleans

2

Morgantown, W. Va.

-

Texas Tech

1

TCU

4

Lubbock, Texas

-

Oklahoma

2

Kansas

1

Norman, Okla.

10 INN

Baylor

10

Kansas State

8

Waco, Texas

13 INN

Oklahoma got on the board in the bottom of the second when Kolby Carpenter went yard to left field. It was his first long-ball of the season, making him the seventh Sooner to hit a home run this season. After Kansas tied the game in the seventh the Sooners were unable to plate another run in regulation, setting up a tenth frame.

Evans made short work of the Kansas batters in the top half of the tenth by retiring them in order. The Sooners then went to work themselves with Hunter Haley, Jack Mayfield, and Craig Aikin loading the bases with singles. Max White popped out, as the fourth batter of the inning, bringing up Matt Oberste who is one of the hottest hitters in baseball. A sacrifice to deep center field provided Oberste his 38th RBI of the season and Oklahoma their 25th win of the season.

Dillon Overton was strong in his start. He allowed just four hits and a single run over his 6.1 innings of work while striking out six Jayhawk batters. On a typical night his performance was more than good enough to earn a win but Kansas' Taylor Thomas was able to match him blow for blow, allowing a run and just five hits in 8.1 innings.

The Sooners improved their conference record to 5-0 and secured their second conference series in as many tries. They'll be going for the sweep of the Jayhawks on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

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