The Oklahoma Sooners took a series win over the Kansas State Wildcats marking the second consecutive conference road series win and third this season. Securing the series, OU moves to 10-8 in conference play and 32-17 overall. The mark places the Sooners third in the standings with two weekends left before the post season.
Game 1 Recap | 11-5 Final
With Jake Irvin on the mound, Oklahoma remained in good hands. The pitcher climbed to 6-0 on the year while the bats settled into a rhythm. After two scoreless innings, the drought ended abruptly behind a five run effort in the top of the third. With two outs on the board, Brandon Zaragoza singled to get things going. Behind him, Cade Harris homered giving OU a 2-1 lead. However, Oklahoma wasn’t done.
Jack Flanburg crossed home on a wild pitch leaving Steele Walker at the plate with one on. Settling in on a pitch, the outfielder knocked the ball out of the park bringing the score to 5-1 before switching sides. Refusing to look back, Walker homered again later in the game.
Putting up runs in the three of the remaining innings, Oklahoma held the Wildcats at bay.
Game 2 Recap | 7-9 Final
The Sooners may have taken a three run lead in the sixth inning but it was short lived. On five hits, OU managed to plate four runs for a 7-4 lead. However, Kansas State matched the production in the bottom of the frame. The result was a five hit, four run bottom half bringing the total to 9-7. From that point on, the Sooners were sat down in order to end the game.
Game 3 Recap | 3-0 Final
Devon Perez earned the start in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. Pitching 6.2 innings of shutout work, the righty provided the foundation for success. The duration of the work proved to be a career-high for Perez who earned the win.
Leaning on the defense, the Sooners struck first in the third on a Flansburg single sending Harris home from second. Adding to the lead an inning later, Austin O’Brien homered over the right field wall. Holding a 2-0 lead, things appeared to be in hand.
The final run came in the ninth as Brylie Ware homered, this time to center. With the hit Ware not holds a seven game hit streak and current highest active streak on the roster.