There's bad starts to a baseball game and then there's just downright awful. Oklahoma ace Alec Hansen suffered the latter on Saturday afternoon as his season debut lasted just one full inning as the Northeastern Huskies took advantage of free passes to build an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the opening frame.
Hansen, who is the #2 MLB pitching prospect, walked four batter and pegged another before getting pulled for freshman Tyler Kyle. It marked the second consecutive game where Oklahoma's high-profile starter was tagged with a loss as the Sooners fell to 0-2 on the season.
After Oklahoma pulled to within one run in the bottom of the seventh, the Huskies added an insurance run in the top of the ninth to get to the final score of 5-3.
Hitting was also an issue once again for Pete Hughes young team. Four different Oklahoma batters, who had multiple at bats, went hitless in the game while the team was also 5-23 with runners on base and 2-15 with runners in scoring position.
Former Oklahoma backup quarterback Cody Thomas delivered a couple of bright spots by going 2-of-5 from the plate with an RBI but he also fanned out twice.
The Sooners have the second game of their Saturday double-header coming up shortly.