After sweeping the West Virginia Mountaineers over the weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners (17-10) came out flat in a midweek matchup against Oklahoma State (12-10-1) in Norman on Tuesday night.
Dylan Grove (1-1) got the start for the Sooners and allowed five runs on two hits and five walks through 2.0 innings of work.
At the plate, Kyler Murray was the lone bright spot on a night in which the Sooners only mustered up five hits. The sophomore went 2-3 at the plate with an RBI double and a walk
Things got off to a bit of a weird start when Steele Walker was ejected from the game for arguing a called third strike in the bottom half of the first inning. Walker tapped his bat on the ground near where the ball landed (which was considerably outside of the zone), drawing the ire of the home plate umpire.
Oklahoma State got the scoring started in the top half of the second inning when Ryan Cash singled to plate Michael Neustifter from second. After Grove walked another batter and loaded the bases, Colin Simpson got around on one and took it over the fence in right to make it 5-0 in favor of the Pokes.
In the top of the third, Trevor Boone punched a single into left to score Neustifter and make it 6-0, which resulted in Grove getting the hook. Oklahoma was able to get on the bottom half with Kyler Murray’s RBI double to left center, his eighth extra-base hit and 18th RBI of the season.
Oklahoma State responded again in the fourth when Dylan Gardner hit a bases-loaded single to plate Simpson, and that would be the end of the scoring at L. Dale Mitchell Park on Tuesday night.
Here’s what Skip Johnson and Kyler Murray had to say after the game.
Skip Johnson and Kyler Murray following Bedlam loss in Norman. #soonersPosted by Crimson And Cream Machine on Tuesday, March 27, 2018