For the first time this season Oklahoma has lost a three-game baseball series. A week after opening Big 12 play with a sweep of the Kansas Jayhawks the Sooners are coming home from Morgantown having lost two of three to West Virginia.
After winning Friday’s series opener, 2-1, Oklahoma was blasted 12-4 on Saturday to set up a Sunday rubber match that would be owned by the Mountaineers as well.
Oklahoma already trailed 3-0 when they were finally able to push across their only run of the game in the top of the fourth. That run came on an RBI ground out, to second base, by Jordan Vujovich that scored Cade Cavalli.
West Virginia responded by plating two more runs in the bottom half of the fourth, ultimately producing the final score of 5-1.
It’s hard to push runs across the plate when you can reach base, and that was the theme for the Sooners this weekend. Only four Sooner batters managed to record a hit in the game with Tyler Hardman being the only batter to record more than one, going 2-for-4 from the plate.
Levi Prater was responsible for four of West Virginia’s runs. The sophomore southpaw only went four innings, walking four and giving up three hits. The loss will drop his season record to 5-2 and bring his ERA north of 1.00.
Oklahoma (22-7, 4-2) will be back in Norman on Tuesday night to host ORU.