The Oklahoma Sooners are still alive in the NCAA Tournament thanks to a walk-off home run by Sydney Romero in the bottom of the 10th against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Oklahoma’s victory forces a final game on Monday, which will serve as the de facto championship game of the Norman Regional.
After losing its opening game of the tournament to North Dakota State, the Sooners have strung together three straight victories (5-3 vs. Arkansas, 10-2 vs. NDSU, 6-4 vs. Tulsa) to keep their season alive. Oklahoma was the first defending champion to lose its opening game of their regional since 1985, but it will prove prove to be nothing more than a road bump if the Sooners can pull out a victory on Monday.
Monday’s game will be played at Marita Hynes Field at noon and can be viewed on ESPNU and ESPN3.