On Sunday, the Oklahoma Sooners played from behind after trailing Kansas 6-5 heading into the eighth inning. Striking out on a bases loaded situation earlier in the day, Steele Walker stepped up to plate once again in the same scenario. This one ended in a much different fashion than the first. Swinging away, the sophomore’s bat collided with the ball sending it into center field.
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With the single, Oklahoma plated two runs to take a decisive 7-6 lead in the inning. Now throwing J.B. Olson, the pitcher refused to let the Kansas Jayhawks even the score. Over the two innings pitched, Olson struck out two batters without surrendering a run to secure a third win on the year. The change was welcomed after the Jayhawks forced OU to dip into the bullpen before an out was recorded in the first inning.
Having already dropped the series, the Sooners finally pulled out of a losing streak. However, the performance marks the first time in seven years that Kansas pulled out a series win in Norman. Hopefully the win builds a bit of confidence before heading out to Morgantown next weekend.