After dropping game one of the series in extra innings, the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners looked take game two over the No. 4 Texas Tech Red Raiders. Falling behind in the first inning, Skip Johnson’s ball club never recovered before falling 12-6. The contest marks the second consecutive conference series that Oklahoma has lost.
Blasting a three-run shot over the wall in the opening frame, Josh Jung provided a comfortable margin early in the game. Adding to the lead, the Red Raiders pushed another run across the plate in the second. As the score ballooned to 4-0, the visit team refused to panic.
Stepping up to bat as the lead-off hitter, Cade Cavalli send a ball out of the park providing a spark in the top of the third inning. However, a throwing error allowed two more runs to cross home plate. Cutting the deficit to 4-3, fans once again had interest in the game.
Answering with a run of their own in the bottom of the third, the Red Raiders piled on in the fourth inning. Zach Rheams hit his second homerun of the weekend en route to a four run frame. Taking a commanding lead at 8-3, it would be smooth sailing the rest of the way. Scoring in six of the eight at bats, Texas Tech proved why they are the No. 4 team in the country.
The two still have one game left in the series to be played on Sunday afternoon.