The Oklahoma Sooners dropped the first game of the series against the West Virginia Mountaineers. In what could have been a continuation of a losing streak, OU instead bounced back with a win in game two. Tied at 1-1 on the series, the two programs met in a rubber match on Sunday in Morgantown.
Through nine innings of play in the rubber match, the score remained even at 4-4. However, the scoring drought was broken in extras. Unable to find much success through the final three innings of regulation, Oklahoma broke the trend in the top of the tenth.
After a missed fly ball landed in play, the Sooners secured two base runners before Ben Hollas stepped up to the plate. Sending a shot over third base and into left field, a hit by Hollas scored Steele Walker. Taking the lead, OU added a couple insurance runs moments later.
The success in the batters box put all the pressure on the Mountaineers to respond. Facing sophomore Connor Berry with three outs to even the score, WVU failed to produce.
In 1.2 innings worth of work, the right-handed retired all five batters faced. The effort led to a third win in as many tries for Berry. The sophomore sits at 3-0 on the season.
Oklahoma returns to action against Kansas State on May 5th.