The Oklahoma Sooners started the day trailing Kennesaw State 2-0 after three innings. Failing to score in the fourth and fifth innings, the offense struggled to secure hits against Tony Dibrell. Through two cycles of the batting order, Pete Hughes’ ball club seemed stumped. Of course, that was until the top of the sixth inning rolled around.
Starting things off, Ben Hollas stepped up to the plate as the leadoff hitter. Seeing a pitch he liked, Hollas took the ball over the fence cutting the lead to 2-1. At the top of the order, Brandon Zaragoza singled up the left side putting a runner on the bases. Moving around the bases on a sacrifice, the freshman evened the score on a throwing error. Finishing out the round of scoring, Renae Martinez took the second ball of the inning over the fence with two and two out. Recording three RBIs, Martinez firmly placed the Sooners in front of the opposition 5-2 — subsequently the final score.
On the mound, Jake Irvin continued to find success. Earning a fifth win on the year, the right-handed sophomore remains a perfect 5-0 this season. Throwing 105 pitches, the Friday starter struck out six batters while also giving up six hits. Looking to take the series against the Owls, Irvin hands the reigns over to Austin Hansen on Saturday at 1PM.