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Sooners Still Have No Answer For Longhorn Pitching, Fall 2-0

In sports there are both good and bad streaks and the Sooners are currently on a bad one. OU has no gone 27 consecutive innings of Big 12 conference play without scoring a run. They were shutout in the final game of the Nebraska series and they've been shutout in the first two games of the Texas series. After dropping the first game of the series 5-0 on Thursday night, the Sooners lost to Texas 2-0 on Friday night.

Its not that OU's pitching has been bad in this series, its that the Texas pitching spectacular. In a losing effort Friday night Oklahoma's Bobby Shore faced 28 batters in 7 innings. He allowed only 3 hits while striking out 7. However, one of those hits was a two-run double by Connor Rowe in the second inning that proved to be the difference in the game.

Conversely, Cole Green pitched 7.2 innings for Texas, facing 28 Sooner batters, striking out 6 and only allowing 3 hits. The difference in the game, though, was that he hits he allowed didn't produce any runs for the Sooners. That means once again OU failed to capitalize on base runners. The Sooners left a total of 5 runners stranded on Friday night.

Now Oklahoma's focus on Saturday moves from trying to win the series to trying to avoid getting swept.