Sooners Win Pitcher's Duel In Game One Against Longhorns

All good things must come to an end, and with Friday night's 2-1 win over the Longhorns, in Austin, Oklahoma's Matt Oberste saw his 30-game hitting streak come to an end. Doesn't mean that Oberste wasn't productive in the game though. His sacrifice in the top of the first inning scored Craig Aikin to put the Sooners up 1-0 early in the contest.

Texas tied the game in the bottom of the third when Mark Gottsacker cam home on a wild pitch by Jonathan Gray but Oklahoma went up by the final score of 2-1 in the top of the sixth when Anthony Hermelyn scored Kolbey Carpenter on a single to center field.

Friday Night's Big 12 Baseball Scores

Kansas

7

Oklahoma State

5

Lawrence, Kan.

Texas

1

Oklahoma

2

Austin, Texas

TCU

4

San Francisco

1

Fort Worth, Texas

Kansas State

6

Texas Tech

5

Manhattan, Kan.

Baylor

8

West Virginia

9

Waco, Texas

The theme of this game was the pitching though. Jonathan Gray earned his sixth win of the year by going 6.2 innings, only giving up seven hits and a run while striking out eight batters. In relief, Jake Fisher went 1.1 innings, allowing just one hit, before Jacob Evans closed out the game with a perfect ninth inning.

From the other dugout Texas wasn't bad from the mound either. Starter Parker French went 5.1 innings, giving up a run off five hits and striking out three Sooner batters. He was the first of five pitchers Texas used on the night and the effectively held Oklahoma to just seven hits and ended the longest hitting streak in Oklahoma baseball history.

The Sooners will put Dillon Overton on the mound Saturday in an effort to secure their third consecutive conference series this season. First pitch in game two is at 2:30 and will be televised on FSN.

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