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Oklahoma Baseball Blanked In Tournament Opener By West Virginia, 6-0

As far as crazy thing go, you'll be hard pressed to find a baseball game with more head scratching moments than Oklahoma's 6-0 loss to West Virginia in the opener of the Big 12 Baseball Tournament. Alex Wise sent the first pitch of the day into left-center field for a leadoff double but from that point on the Sooners would be held to just one other hit on the day.

Both starting pitchers would suffer injury in the game. West Virginia's Michael Grove only lasted six pitches before he suffered a knee injury chasing down a sacrifice bunt. He was relieved by Ross Vance who produced a spectacular outing, going 8.2 innings and striking out seven for the shutout win.

Oklahoma freshman Jake Irvin got off to a decent start, by working his way out of a few early jams, but was struck in the face by a Sheldon Neuse foul ball that had launched into the dugout. Irvin wasn't quite the same after that (he received medical treatment to close up a cut on his face) and the Mountaineers quickly jumped on him. A three-run blast to center field by Kyle Davis in the bottom of the fourth put West Virginia up 4-0 and the Mountaineers would add another in the frame, with one more to come in the next inning.

For the Sooners it means another early rise. OU will play the loser of Kansas State and Texas Tech at 9:00 on Thursday morning.