For the first time in three games and Oklahoma starting pitcher left the mound in position to earn a win. Junior Austin Kerns, a transfer from Eastern Oklahoma State, threw six innings and despite allowing four runs was in position to become Oklahoma first winning pitcher of the season thanks to an explosive sixth inning from the Sooner bats.
Alex Wise, Steele Walker, Quin Walbergh, Cameron Frazier, and Jack Flansburg all crossed home plate in the sixth to break open a 2-2 game into a comfortable 7-2 lead. Flansburg capped off the inning by hitting the first homerun of his Oklahoma career, and the first of the season for the Sooners, over the right field fence.
The Huskies would chip away at Oklahoma's lead by adding two runs in the top of the seventh but Oklahoma responded in the bottom of the eight by scoring three runs and pushing their lead to the final score of 10-4.
"That was must win for us tonight," Oklahoma head coach Pete Hughes said.
Junior Sheldon Neuse, who cranked an 2-RBI double in the bottom of the 8th, started at shortstop in both of Saturday's games and also took the mound in relief pitching in both contests, recording the save in the night cap by fanning two batters over the final 2.2 innings.
The Sooners will try to even their season record and the series with Northeastern on Sunday afternoon.