It took the entire conference season to do it but Oklahoma finally pulled off a sweep of a Big 12 team. Sunday's 9-6 win over the Kansas Jayhawks secured the Sooners as the second place team in the conference going into the Big 12 Championship this week. The win also propelled Sooner catcher, Tyler Ogle, from being the man of the hour to the man of the weekend. After hitting a three RBI double Saturday night, in the ninth inning, to lead Oklahoma in a come-from-behind victory, he hit a three-run bomb over the left field fence in the ninth on Sunday to put the Sooners up by the winning margin of 9-6.
Big 12 Baseball Scores Sunday, May 23
|Texas A&M 3, Kansas State 2
|Nebraska 8, Texas Tech 7
|Texas 20, Missouri 11
|Oklahoma 9, Kansas 6
|Baylor 4, Oklahoma State 1
With one out in the top of the ninth and the game tied 6-6, Garrett Buechele was hit by a pitch and advanced to first base. He was then subbed out for pinch runner Eric Ross. Cameron Seitzer came up next and belted a single to center field and advancing Ross to third base. With runners on the corners Ogle came up and did what he's been doing best to put the game out of reach for the Jayhawks with an Oklahoma advantage of 9-6.
It was the second time in as many days that the Sooners mounted a comeback rally to beat the Jayhawks. OU trailed Kansas 5-2 going into the seventh inning but would score six runs, while also allowing one, to end the inning tied 6-6. A scoreless eighth inning set up the events of the ninth which provided Okahoma with a series sweep of the Jayhawks.
In a strange twist of irony, the three-game sweep pushed Kansas down to seventh place in the conference which will also make them Oklahoma opening opponent in the Big 12 Championship on Wednesday. First pitch in that game is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Wednesday night at the Bricktown Ball Park in Oklahoma City.
2010 Big 12 Baseball Final Regular Season Standings
|As of May 23, 05:43 PM CT