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Sooners Secure First Bedlam Series Win Since 2005

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baseball coach Frank Anderson strongly protests the lice inspection performed by third base umpire Randy Bruns on his players.


Both Sunny Golloway and Oklahoma State’s Frank Anderson were ejected in Saturday night’s Bedlam baseball game for arguing calls at different times. Galloway was the first to go and then Anderson followed a few innings later as both coaches buckled under the pressure of the game. The difference was that the Cowboys followed suit with their coach while the Sooners were inspired by their coach’s fiery tantrum and capitalized on big plays when the opportunities arose.

 

With the game tied at 5 in the top of the 9th Oklahoma rose to the occasion while O-State committed a colossal meltdown that is sure to be talked about for year’s to come in regards to Bedlam baseball. With one out, Oklahoma had Bryant Hernandez on first base while Randy McCurry was on the mound trying to keep the game in check for State. McCurry struck out J.T. Wise then intentionally walked Aaron Baker. With Hernandez now on second and Baker on first McCurry then walked Garrett Buechele to load the bases with two outs.

 

Casey Johnson came to the plate next and the unthinkable happened. No it wasn’t the grand slam that we were all cheering for but a series of passed balls that allowed Hernandez and Baker to score giving OU the winning margin of 7-5. In all, OSU catcher Kevin David allowed four balls to pass by ultimately not just costing the Cowboys the game but also the series for the first time in four seasons.

 

The Sooners will go for the Bedlam sweep later today and they sure could use it. With Texas A&M and Texas battling it out in Austin, Oklahoma is currently sitting two games out of first place with their final series of the season being a home stand against the Aggies next weekend. The Longhorns are done with conference play after this weekend and at best they can finish with a 17-9-1 record. As of now the Sooners stand at 14-9 with four games to go. Obviously a regular season conference championship is still within reach giving OU more than just a sweep to play for this afternoon.  

  

Big 12 Baseball Scores, Saturday, May 09
Oklahoma 7, Oklahoma State 5      Stats
Texas Tech 12, Kansas State 6      Stats
Cal State Bakersfield 10, Nebraska 8      Stats
Kansas 7, Missouri 4      Stats
Texas A&M 3, Texas 0      Stats