There are different kinds of slug-fests in baseball and the Oklahoma/Kansas State series showed us pretty much all of them. There was the one sided sided affair on Friday night when the Sooners scored 14 runs on 18 hits. Then there was Saturday's game in which the two teams combined for 23 runs on 24 hits in the 14-9 Wildcat victory. Finally, Sunday gave us a combined 26 runs on 33 hits in the finally.
|Big 12 Baseball Scores - Sunday, May 02|
|Texas 4, Baylor 1|
|Oklahoma 15, Kansas State 11|
|Oklahoma State 5, Kansas 4|
|Texas Tech 16, Missouri 15|
|Nebraska 1, Texas A&M 0|
"Our guys did a good job," said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway. "We talked to them before the game about really taking control of the batter's box. We really felt like we're going to score some runs."
OU took a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the first, thanks to home runs by Garrett Buechele and Cody Reine, and then held on while the Wildcats closed the gap to 5-3 by plating single runs in the second and third innings. Oklahoma seemed to blow the game open in the fourth when the scored five more runs with the help of a three-run dinger by Max White. The Sooners would go yard three more times in the bottom of the eighth off the bats of Bryan Groth, Danny Black and Elliott Blair to push the lead to 15-6.
Kansas State rallied with five runs in the ninth to draw to within the final score of 15-11 but it wouldn't be enough to save the game or the series. With a 10-9 conference Oklahoma currently sits in fourth place in the Big 12 going into the Bedlam Series next weekend.
2010 Big 12 Baseball Standings
|As of May 2, 05:07 PM CT|