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Oklahoma Sooners Drop Game 1 To UCF Knights, 5-4

Rich DeCray

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The Oklahoma Sooners and UCF Knights squared off on the diamond as Skip Johnson looked to continue the winning ways. However, the Knights had a different plan as the game extended from nine innings into fourteen. Slowly building momentum, in the final frame, it was UCF securing the win on a walk-off single. The effort produced a slim 5-4 margin of victory.

Seizing the opportunity at hand, UCF plated the first two runs of the evening by the close of the third inning thanks to two solo blasts. Yet, the Sooners never flinched on either side of the ball despite playing on the road.

Answering in the top of the fourth inning, Oklahoma took advantage of two walks followed by an error to tie the game at 2-2. Putting another runner on base, Kyler Murray stepped up to bat with the potential to break the stalemate. Delivering a double, the outfielder racked up an RBI as the Sooners claimed the lead at 3-2.

Erasing the deficit, the Knights plated their third run of the outing in the bottom of the frame. That would prove to be the final score of the evening in the regularly scheduled nine innings.

Fast forward to the 14th inning and things quickly became interesting. Freshman first baseman, Cade Cavalli has had some success throughout the duration of the year. But, the versatile player delivered possibly the biggest hit of his career in Orlando on Friday. Connecting for a two-out home run put all the pressure back on the home team in front of their own fans.

Rallying late, a UCF hit allowed two runs to cross home ended the contest 5-4. Originally the two were set to face off once again on Saturday later at night but the first pitch has been moved to 4PM CST.

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