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Oklahoma Sooners Drop Non-Conference Series To Sam Houston State Bearkats

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Rich DeCray

In the rubber match on Sunday, the Oklahoma Sooners found themselves trailing 8-0 after six innings. Hoping to rally late, Craig Aikin attempted to create a bit of momentum with two hits. The effort simply fell short as OU managed to plate only five runs before Sam Houston State secured the final out of the afternoon. Oklahoma dropped the matchup 8-5 effectively losing the non-conference weekend series.

Through four innings, the ball game appeared to be a pitcher's duel as Robert Tasin and Sam Odom went toe-to-toe. Breaking the scoring drought, Jake MacWilliam crossed the plate on a single by Collin Yelich. With the barrier crumbling, the Bearkats turned a small leak into a flood plating four runs in the 5th inning on two Sooner errors.

With all the momentum squarely placed upon the visiting team, the Bearkats chased Tasin from the mound by matching the production in the 6th inning. With another four runs coming home, Oklahoma found themselves in a predicament with little chance of escaping.

Beginning to wear down, Odom gave up a three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning as it looked like Oklahoma had a shot to pull off a miraculous come from behind win. Kolbey Carpenter went 3-for-5 on the afternoon scoring two runs. Aikin joined him in driving another run in while scoring as well. However, the rally fell short as the game came to a close.

The Sooners travel to Wichita State for their next matchup on Tuesday.