Game 1 | Recap
After dropping two consecutive games, the Oklahoma Sooners were looking to get back on track. Opening the conference slate with a series against the West Virginia Mountainers, Skip Johnson’s offense came alive. Setting the tone early in game one, Steele Walker crossed the plate on Kyler Murray crossed the plate on Brady Lindsly single. Before the end of the first innings, OU secured three runs on five hits to take a commanding lead.
Scoring in every inning minus the second, Oklahoma refused to let the Mountaineers into the contest. By the time the evening came to a close, the Sooners racked up 22 hits and 19 runs. However, Jake Irvin failed to provide any opportunity for WVU on the mound as well. The RHP established the strike zone early and pounded the ball all over. Executing at a high level, Johnson’s ball club walked away with a 19-6 win looking to claim the series.
Game 2 | Recap
Getting back to work, the Mountaineers were the first to score in game two. Plating two runs in the top of the fourth, the pressure to answer swung squarely on the Sooners. To start the bottom half of the inning, Brady Lindsly found his way on base. Following suit Brylie ware was struck by a pitch to put two on with no outs. Behind a single error from West Virginia, the deficit was erased as both scored on a throwing miscue. It was just the beginning of the flood.
By the end of the frame, Oklahoma took a 7-2 lead and control of the series. On the bump, Devon Perez remained unrattled by the two runs of WVU. Pitching seven full innings, the senior allowed a mere four hits. The effort produced a third win for the RHP and a 16th for the Sooners on the year.
In the first game of the afternoon on Saturday, OU secured their first conference series win. This one by a final of 9-2 over the Mountainers.
Game 3 | Recap
In the final game of the series, the offense quieted down significantly. Yet, the Sooners would score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Standing on third base, Cade Harris scored on a Walker groundout. But the game was far from over.
The Mountaineers scored one of their own in the sixth inning to pull even with Oklahoma. Determined to sweep the visiting team, the Sooners answered in the bottom of the frame. The score proved to be the winning run (2-1) as the two went scoreless over the final three innings.
Regardless, beating a team three times in a single weekend remains quite a feat. Oklahoma returns to action in a midweek tilt with Oklahoma State.