UPDATE 9:15 PM - The Sooners were strong from the mound in their first two games of the season but that certainly wasn't the case on Saturday night when they fell to Notre Dame by a score of 10-9. Starter Alec Hansen was rocked for six runs, off six hits, in his three innings of work and Blake Rogers wasn't any better after giving up 4 runs in three innings.
Trailing 10-3 at the start of the seventh, Oklahoma started a rally that fell just shy. The Sooners posted three runs in that frame and then four more in the ninth to pull to within a single run. Alex Wise continued his hot start to the season by going 3-of-4 from the plate with a home run and three total runs scored. Kolby Carpenter also went yard, in what was Oklahoma's best offensive performance of the young season, but it wasn't enough to overcome the poor start from the mound.
The Sooners and Irish will play the rubber match on Sunday at Noon and then Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 4:00 PM
UPDATE 3:30 PM - Backed by a solid pitching performance from Corey Copping and 4 RBI from Anthony Hermelyn the Sooners pounded SIUE 11-1 in the first game on Saturday. Copping struck out six in seven innings and allowed just a single run while Hermelyn delivered two hits and produced a game-high 4 RBI.
Craig Aikin and Austin O'Brien each crossed home plate three different times for the Sooners and O'Brien delivered Oklahoma's first long-ball of the season when he sent a 1-0 pitch over the right-center wall in the 8th inning to bring us to complete the scoring for the day.
Oklahoma plays their second game of the day at 5:00 when they host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Sooners beat Notre Dame by a final score of 6-1 on Friday night.
The Sooners are home again for two games on Saturday. OU will play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 1:00 and the will host Notre Dame for the second game of their series around 5:00.
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