The Oklahoma Sooners walked into the Tennessee Classic this weekend with a 10 game winning streak and a 35-7 record this season. Three games later, the Sooners are 38-7 and now own a 13 game winning streak. They went 3-0 this weekend and outscored their opposition 20-0, which is outstanding for an Oklahoma team that struggled earlier in the season but has found their rhythm.
The Sooners handed Tennessee their first home loss of the season on Saturday, winning 9-0 against the Volunteers. The win was Oklahoma's biggest road win over a ranked opponent since 2003. Oklahoma continued that momentum into their next game against Radford, scoring seven runs in the first three innings and ended the game in five. Then on Sunday, the Sooners faced Lipscomb as freshman pitcher Jayden Chestnut struck out 12 batters in a 2-0 shutout win.
That win extended the Sooners to 13 straight, their longest winning streak of the season. Their three game shutout streak is also their longest this season. They head back into conference play with momentum on their side as they look to stay in first place after going 9-1 in their first ten games in the Big 12. Their next three games are against last place Iowa State, so don't expect Baylor (10-4) to overtake the top of the standings anytime soon.
Right now, Oklahoma is the best team in the Big 12 and if this weekend was any indicator they're playing like one of the best teams in the country. Because as long as Oklahoma plays like this it will be tough for anyone to beat them.