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Sooners Fall 7-5 In Season Opener

Jacob Evans gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 5.1 innings of his debut as a Sooner starter and Oklahoma never led Seton Hall in the opener of the 2014 baseball season.

Evans started the second inning by hitting Sal Annunzziate and Kyle Grimm, the first two batters of the inning, with pitches. The two would eventually work their way around the bases and become the Pirates' first two runs of the game, Seton Hall would strike again for two more runs in the fourth, one in the sixth and the final two in the seventh. The seven runs, off a combined fourteen hits, helped the Pirates to overcome the four errors they committed.

Friday's Big XII Baseball Scores

Louisville 7 - West Virginia 6

O-State 10 - Incarnate Word 5

Kansas 10 - BYU 4

Texas Tech 0 - Indiana 1

Oklahoma 5 - Seton Hall 7

Arizona State 7 - Baylor 9

TCU 5 - Jacksonville 0

Cal Poly 3 - Kansas State 0

California 7 - Texas 0

Meanwhile Seton Hall starter Josh Prevost allowed four of Oklahoma's five runs through six innings of work, but held the Sooners at bay until the fourth inning when Sheldon Neuse scored off an Anthony Heremelyn sacrifice. OU would rally in the fifth to tie the game at 4-4 but the Pirates wen't right back to work in the sixth to retake the lead for good. Sophomore Craig Aikin was the only Sooner to record more than one hit (2-5) as the team was held to just six total hits for the afternoon. The Sooners also stranded seven base runners.

Its definitely not the way you'd like to start the season off but Oklahoma will have a shot at redemption on Saturday when they host the Pirates in game two of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00.