Oklahoma opened up their weekend series against Baylor with an exciting 4-2 win on Thursday night, but they also saved more than enough for a dramatic finish on Friday night that featured Kyler Murray crossing home plate to take the game, and the series.
After the Bears took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Sooners rallied for three runs in the bottom of the third. Two of Oklahoma’s three runs came off the bat of Brandon Zaragoza who hit a double down the right-field line scoring Cade Harris and Tyler Hardman.
Two home runs in the top of the fourth even the game back at 3-3 but Cade Cavalli made sure it didn’t stay that way very long. He ripped a 3-1 pitch up the right side to score Kyle Mendenhall, putting Oklahoma back on top 4-3.
The Sooners wouldn’t trail again in the game but they would see Baylor tie it up in the top of the eighth, ultimately sending it to extras. That’s where the quarterback turned baseball player came through in the clutch.
With two away in the bottom of the ninth, Murray singled through the left side and then promptly stole second base. A batter later Brady Lindsly doubled to right-center field, allowing Murray to use his 4.3 speed and score from second.
Friday night’s win improved Oklahoma’s season record to 19-10 overall and 5-0 in Big 12 play. The Sooners will look to sweep the series with Baylor on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 4:00.