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Oklahoma Uses A Little Sooner Magic To Take 2-0 Series Advantage Over Jayhawks

The Sooners came as close as they possibly could to losing to the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday evening. Instead they pulled off a little Sooner Magic (baseball style) in the ninth inning for an 8-7 win. The win gives Oklahoma the series and once again puts the Sooners in position to sweep a series. 

Big 12 Baseball Scores Saturday, May 22
Baylor 12, Oklahoma State 7     

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Texas A&M 10, Kansas State 2     

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Nebraska 8, Texas Tech 6     

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Texas 6, Missouri 4     

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The Sooners gave up 4 runs in the first and then 3 more in the fourth to dig themselves into a hole. Then they scored 4 runs themselves in the ninth to complete the comeback and take sole possession of second place in the conference.

Trailing 7-4 in the ninth the Sooners started their magical rally. With one out Oklahoma went to small ball when Chris Ellison reached base safely on a bunt. He advanced to second when Max White hit to first base. White was out at first putting Oklahoma just one more out away from a loss. Caleb Bushyhead walked next and then Garrett Buechele hit a blooper to center field, scoring Ellison. Cameron Seitzer loaded the bases with a single to right field setting up Tyler Ogle to save the day. Ogle doubled to center field clearing the bases and tying the game up. Cody Reine knocked in Ogle which gave Oklahoma their first lead of the night. They'd hold it through the bottom of the ninth when the Jayhawks threatened by putting runners on first and second.

The win, along with losses by Texas Tech and Kansas State, put the Sooners in second place in the conference standings. They can hold on to that with a win on Sunday which would also give OU their first sweep in conference play and a seven game winning streak going into the Big 12 Championship next week.

2010 Big 12 Baseball Standings


Big 12 Pct Overall Pct
Texas 23-3 .885 45-8 .849
Oklahoma 13-10 .565 40-14 .741
Kansas State 14-11 .560 35-17 .673
Texas A&M 13-12-1 .519 35-19-1 .645
Texas Tech 13-13 .500 27-26 .509
Kansas 11-13-1 .460 31-22-1 .583
Baylor 11-13 .458 30-21 .588
Missouri 10-15 .400 27-24 .529
Nebraska 9-17 .346 26-27 .491
Oklahoma State 8-18 .308 29-25 .537
As of May 22, 08:39 PM CT