It's certainly not impossible but if the Sooners are going to advance through the Charlotteville Regional to a super regional then then they have their work cut out for them. Sunday is going to be elimination day where two teams will be sent packing. If Oklahoma wants to avoid being one of them they they will have to get past Army in the morning and then take on the loser of the Appalachian State/Virginia game...just for the opportunity to turn around and win twice on Monday.
Appalachian State's Ryan Arrowood was basically untouchable as he frustrated Sooner batters through 7.2 innings. He struck out 9 batters and allowed just one run on two hits. Meanwhile the Mountaineers were able to get to Oklahoma starter Jordan John for two runs in the third, one in the eighth and another in the ninth on their way to a 5-4 upset over the #23 ranked Sooners.
Saturday's Charlottesville Regional Scores
#1 Virginia 9, #4 Army 1
#2 Oklahoma 4, #3 Appalachian State 5
Oklahoma attempted a late comeback when they scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth but fell short mostly because the Mountaineers scored two in the top of the inning. At the end of the day the Sooners were haunted by four errors and the inability to put the ball in play (only two hits on the day).
Appalachian State's Trey Holmes single handedly outhit the Sooners with his 3-for-4 performance from the plate which resulted in him scoring two runs.