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Clutch Hitting Leads Sooners To Series Win Over Nebraska

Game three tomorrow in the OU/Nebraska baseball series is just that, game three. The series itself ended Saturday afternoon in Lincoln where the Sooners used some clutch hitting to tally a 4-1 victory over the Cornhuskers, The win gave OU a 2-0 lead in the three game series making tomorrow's game just a formality, It does provide Oklahoma the opportunity to remain undefeated in conference play though.

The clutch hitting started in the first inning when Garrett Buechele hit a two-out single to left field to give OU their first base runner of the game. Ross Hubbard walked in OU's next at bat and then Cameron Seitzer was hit by a pitch to bring up Max White for a two-out/bases loaded at bat. White then produced at 2 RBI single scoring Buechele and Hubbard and giving the Sooners something that Nebraska didn't have all afternoon, a lead.

The next clutch hit came in the 4th when Chris Ellison hit a two-out double to score Casey Johnson from second base and giving OU a 3-0 lead. The insurance run was a bit of relief for Oklahoma after Sooner pitcher Bobby Shore had to work his way out of bases loaded situations in both the 1st and 3rd innings. Oklahoma squandered their own bases loaded situation 7th and the scoreboard showed all zeros until the 9th inning.

Leading 3-1, Oklahoma once again had two outs when our man Caleb Bushyhead extended his hitting streak to 8 games with a single to center field. Bushyhead advanced to second when Buechele was hit by a pitch in the next at bat and then Ross Hubbard walked to load the bases. With the pressure on, Nebraska pitcher Jordan Roualdes threw a wild pitch that Bushyhead took advantage of to score from third. 

With the Sooners ahead now 4-1 Sunny Galloway went to Ryan Duke to close the game out. Duke responded by striking out Adam Bailey, getting Tyler Farst to ground out and then striking out Cody Asche to record his 8th save of the season. Bobby Shore picked up the win for Oklahoma after allowing just 1 run while facing 25 batters. Shore struck out 4 and allowed 7 hits. The win gave OU a 20-2 overall record and 3-0 in conference play. Both are Big 12 best! First pitch in game three is scheduled for 1:05 Sunday afternoon.