There’s nothing more exhilarating in all of sports than to win a baseball game on an extra-inning walk-off. Of course the other side of that is that there’s nothing more heartbreaking than to drop a game in the same fashion. Imagining that happening to you twice in the same day and you’ll enter into the world of Oklahoma Baseball.
To say that Saturday brought double heartbreak to the Sooners would about as correct as a recap that you could wright, as Coach Johnson watched his club fall to 1-2 on two extra inning swings of the bat.
Oklahoma continued their “Baseball at the Beach” classic style of play on Saturday with an early game against #20 South Alabama. The Sooners tied the game in the top of the eighth when Cade Harris was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. That would be the end of any type of rally for OU though as the two teams would play three more scoreless innings after that point.
Finally in the bottom of the twelfth inning South Alabama’s Paul Russo snuck a single through the left side to score Andrew Bates to give the Sooners a notch in the loss column for the first time this season.
Freshman Levi Prater took the loss, allowing just the one run, but also struck out seven batters in a collegiate debut that went for 4.1 innings of work.
Lightening struck a second time in the nightcap against Coastal Carolina. Once again Oklahoma rallied in the eighth, thanks in part to a two-RBI single to left by Brylie Ware, tying the game a 3-3. Two innings later it would be an RBI single, up the middle, by Cory Wood that would drop the Sooners for the second time.
🎥 of the walk-off vs Oklahoma. Chants win 4-3 in the 10th. pic.twitter.com/DSQuHTp2M9
— Coastal Baseball (@CoastalBaseball) February 18, 2018
Junior Connor Berry gave up the hit and was tabbed with the loss in just a third of an inning of work.
OU will finish their trip to South Carolina with a game against Virginia Tech on Sunday. First pitch from Myrtle Beach is scheduled for 1:00 pm Central.