On a cloudy afternoon, the Oklahoma Sooners and Kennesaw State Owls collided on the diamond. Squaring off, Devon Perez faced Brooks Buckler as the two hurlers engaged in a pitchers duel. Once again, it would be the Sooners getting the best of their counter part late in the game. Surging ahead in the seventh inning, the home team claimed a 4-1 lead and eventually the win.
Throwing 80 pitches through seven inning of work, Perez remained efficient on the bump throughout the duration of the afternoon. Facing 24 batters, the senior struck out seven while allowing two hits. With two outs before the seventh inning stretch, the right-handed pitcher fired down toward home. Putting the bat on the ball, Taylor Allum sent a fly ball to right field on a 1-2 count with two outs already logged. In a twist of events, the ball was dropped allowing the first run of the game to cross the plate.
However, the Sooners answered in the bottom half of the inning. Pushing a run in on a single, Kyle Mendenhall’s knock to left field ending the outing for Buckler on the mound. Yet, the move for a relief pitcher failed to close the door on the scoring opportunity set before Oklahoma.
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By the end of the inning, the damage was done as four Sooners crossed home plate. Effectively taking control of the game at 4-1, OU refused to give the Owls any chance at a come from behind win. Needless to say, Oklahoma has claimed the series victory over KSU with one game remaining between the two.