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OU Baseball: Michael Rocha = Mr. Slump Buster

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OU's Michael Rocha has been absolutely outstanding to start the season.
OU's Michael Rocha has been absolutely outstanding to start the season.

The Sooners opened Big 12 play Friday night against Texas A&M and they sent their ace to the mound and boy did he deliver! OU won the game 1-0 and snapped a three game losing streak, getting the better of A&M in an outstanding pitching duel between OU's Michael Rocha and the Aggies' John Stilson. Rocha barely missed his second complete game shutout going 8 2/3 innings, allowing only three hits, zero walks, and healthy 13 strikeouts. Closer Ryan Duke came in to get the final out after Rocha gave up a two out double. Garrett Buechele knocked in the only run of the game in the 7th inning on a single up the middle driving in Max White who had reached base on a two out walk.

This was a much needed win for the Sooners who were coming off a two game series against ASU where they looked almost out-classed. The Big 12 opener got OU off to the needed start with a win over A&M and back on the winning side of things.

The Sooners and Aggies will play the second of a three game series Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park with first pitch at 2pm CT.