The Oklahoma Sooners have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament after dropping two consecutive contests in the Louisville Regional. In their third game of the Tournament, OU found themselves in a hole right out of the gate. Pete Hughes’ ballclub fell behind 8-0 in the first inning as the Xavier Musketeers chased Kyle Tyler off the bump. Exhausting a handful of pitchers the previous evening, the Sooners once again dipped into a thinning bullpen.
Unable to recover, Oklahoma was put away swinging by a final of 11-0. Hitting the ball hard all afternoon in Kentucky, OU scattered the ball all over the field. Collecting seven hits as a team, Austin O’Brien and the rest of the crew were unable to push a run across the plate.
In four at-bats, Steele Walker connected with the ball to record two hits. Joining him in the category, Jack Flansburg and Cade Harris also recorded two hits on the day. Being eliminated, the Sooners now have the off-season to grow as a team.