When Oklahoma takes the field this evening against the Kansas they’ll be looking to win the three-game series after defeating the Jayhawks 5-1 in Friday’s Big 12 opener.
In what has become a staple for Skip Johnson’s second season at the helm of Oklahoma Baseball, the Sooners got past the Jayhawks with a dominant pitching performance and some timely hitting.
A triple by Brady Lindsly, in the bottom of the fourth, scored Brylie Ware and started a three-run inning.
After the Jayhawks plated their lone run of the game, in the top of the eighth, Oklahoma’s Tyler Hardman removed any hope of a Kansas comeback with a two-run blast over the left field wall.
From the mound, Cade Cavalli improved his season record to 3-1. The sophomore right-hander threw held Kansas scoreless over 6.2 innings of work, allowing just five hits and striking out four batters.
“I thought we played good fundamental baseball. For every walk Cade had in there, he had a big pitch, which was really good. He really battled. Offensively, we hit the pitches their guy was giving. He had a great night. He’s got a good arm, he’s one of the best in the league for sure, and we scored three runs off of him. We got his pitch count up a little bit and that helped us a lot.”Skip Johnson via SoonerSports.com
First pitch for Game Two between the Sooners and Jayhawks is set for 6:00 PM (CT) this evening.