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Sooners Use 15 Hits To Power Past Western Illinois

Oklahoma took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Garrett Buechele RBI and never looked back on the way to a 12-1 victory. Backed by solid pitching from Zach Neal, the Sooners were in complete control of the game when their starter sat down after 5.2 innings of work. During that time Neal faced 23 batters, allowing just one run and striking out eight. 

"His control was the key today," said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway. "He hasn't been bad in his first two starts with his no-decisions, he just hasn't been as sharp. That's (today) more of what we saw in the fall and that's more of what we recruited. He's not a guy that should walk people. He has really good control and today he showed that."

Oklahoma had a five run 8th inning off the barrel of two bats. First, Ross Hubbard drove in Chris Ellison to push the lead to 8-1 and then Cameron Seitzer hit a grand slam to get OU to the final margin of 12-1.

Caleb Bushyhead Report

The Machine's favorite baseball name, ever went 2 for 3 from the plate and scored 2 runs.