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Late Home Run Dooms Sooners In Game Two Against Mountaineers

A game that went in a totally opposite direction from Friday's opener ended in familiar fashion. For the second game in a row a baseball contest between Oklahoma and West Virginia was settled on a late-inning, two-run shot that left the park. This time it was the Sooners playing the role of the victims and the Mountaineers the victors.

After the series opened on Friday night with a pitcher's duel the two teams combined for 11 runs off 20 hits. The most resounding one came in the bottom seventh off the bat of Jackson Cramer. The Sooners entered the inning with a 5-3 lead but wouldn't be able to withstand the Mountaineer rally.

The scoring for West Virginia's big frame started with Justin Fox knocking in Cam O'Brien to cut Oklahoma's lead to a single run. Two outs later Cramer stood on the plate, with Fox on second, and knocked a 3-2 pitch over the fence for the would be game winner.

Oklahoma had a big opening frame and went into the second holding a 3-1 lead. The Mountaineers were able to chip away by plating runs in the second and fourth innings but a two-run shot by Sheldon Neuse boosted the Sooners to the 5-3 lead.

With the series tied up a 1-1 the two teams will settle their differences with an 11:00 am start on Sunday.