It was Anthony Collazo and not Bobby Shore collecting the win for Oklahoma in Saturday's early game against William & Mary. Shore struggled through the first five innings by giving up five runs on five hits but Collazo came into the game in just the right situation and Oklahoma's offense was clutch down the stretch leading to a 9-6 win.
William & Mary struck for three runs in the top of the first inning off the bat of Ryan Williams. OU got on the board in the 3rd when Max White scored on a throwing error. But William & Mary stretched the lead to 4-1 in the 4th thanks to a homerun by Ryan Williams.
Oklahoma struck back in the bottom of the 4th when Cameron Seitzer scored on a Chris Ellison sacrifice to right field. Staying in sequence, The Tribe scored again in the top of the 5th when Jonathan Slattery knocked in Ryan Brown to build the lead back up to 5-2. On cue Oklahoma answered in the bottom half of the inning when Garrett Buechele hit a two run homer over the left field fence to draw within 5-4.
Oklahoma blew the game open in the bottom of the 6th. Max White reached base after being hit by a pitch and then stole second base then Eric Ross then reached base on a walk. White advanced to third on a Buechele sacrifice to right field and then White scored to tie the game at 5 on a throwing error. Then Cody Reine brought the house down with a two run shot over the left field fence to put Oklahoma up for good by a score of 7-5.
The Sooners added two more runs in the 6th and William & Mary one more to complete the scoring at 9-6. Oklahoma's power has been on display through the first two games as well as their ability just to get on base through gap hitting and patience. However, with the struggles of Bobby Shore you have to wonder a bit about the pitching staff.