Sooners Take Seton Hall Series With Offensive Explosion

The Oklahoma baseball team that took the field in Friday's season opener and the one that left the field on Sunday afternoon were two vastly different groups from behind the plate. Thanks to a four-run first inning the Sooners didn't find themselves in the position of playing from behind, a first for the young season.

Craig Aikin, Hunter Haley, Nicko Buentello and Hector Lorenzana all scored in the first frame as the Sooners batted around the order. Oklahoma then posted multiple runs again in the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth innings on their way to a 15 run/18 hit performance and in one afternoon the Sooners surpassed their total scoring through the first two games of the season.

Sunday's Big XII Baseball Scores

Texas Tech 7 - Indiana 0

The Citadel 2 - West Virginia 10

TCU 0 - Jacksonville 2

Oklahoma 15 - Seton Hall 6

Arizona State 12 - Baylor 1

California 0 - Texas 5

Cal Poly 10 - Kansas State 1

UT Arlington 3 - Oklahoma State 4

Six players in Oklahoma's line up recorded multiple hits on the day, including Junior Mac James who went 4-for-4 from the plate with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. The 18 hits ties West Virginia as the most in the conference, in a single game, through the first weekend of play and the 15 runs in a game are tops in the Big XII.

Seton Hall never really threatened Oklahoma in the game, they scored four runs in the top half of the sixth to pull within 9-5 but the Sooners answered with four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.

From the mound freshman Jake Elliott was impressive in picking up a win in his first ever start as a Sooner hurler. He went five full innings, allowing just two hits while striking out three and giving up three runs. His win was preserved by Robert Tasin, Drew Krittenbrink and Ralph Garza Jr coming out of the bullpen.

The Sooners (2-1) are off on Monday but then host Arkansas Pine Bluff on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Both games are set for a 3:00 first pitch.

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