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10th Ranked Sooners Take Over Top Spot In Conference

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2009 Big 12 Baseball Standings
Big 12 Pct Overall Pct
Oklahoma 6-3 .667 25-7 .781
Baylor 7-5 .583 20-8 .714
Texas A&M 7-5 .583 20-11 .645
Kansas State 5-4 .556 24-8 .750
Texas 6-6 .500 20-8 .714
Texas Tech 6-6 .500 14-19 .424
Oklahoma State 4-5 .444 21-10 .677
Kansas 4-5 .444 18-12 .600
Missouri 5-7 .417 15-16 .484
Nebraska 4-8 .333 16-14-1 .532

As of April 5, 11:16 PM CT

Fresh off their third consecutive series win, in as many tries since conference play started, the Oklahoma Sooners are sitting atop the Big 12 Conference. Their weekend series at Missouri marked the first time that the Sooners didn’t need the Sunday game to win a series against a conference opponent.

 

In the opener, on Friday night, Andrew Doyle out pitched Missouri ace Kyle Gibson in a duel that resulted in a 2-1 OU victory. Doyle threw eight innings allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six batters.

 

In the second game, on Saturday, the Sooners hit through the batting order in the fifth inning which yielded four runs. Aaron Baker added a solo shot homerun in the ninth as insurance and the Sooners took game two along with the series from Missouri. It was Oklahoma’s first series three-game series victory in Columbia since they swept the Tigers in 2001.

 

Oklahoma would drop game three on Sunday afternoon but their 6-3 conference record would still be good for first place in the conference. The Sooners will step out of conference to play at Wichita State on Wednesday before hosting Texas Tech over Easter Weekend.