Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners Drop 4-2 Decision Against ORU

M. Hofeld

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Hitting is starting to be a little bit of a question mark for Oklahoma as the Sooners managed just five hits (in 11 innings) Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to ORU.

The loss was the third in a row for the Sooners, after dropping two of three at West Virginia over the weekend, who managed to score just seven runs in the three losses.

Oklahoma plated a run in the bottom of the first when Brylie Ware knocked in Brandon Zaragoza with a double down the left field line. After the Golden Eagles tied the game in the top of the second, Tyler Hardman sent an RBI fly-out to center field to score Diego Muniz.

The score remained 2-1 until the top of the eighth when ORU junior Blake Hall went deep to left field to tie the game and ultimately send it to extra innings.

The eleventh inning would ultimately doom the Sooners. The Golden Eagles were able to push two across, to gain a 4-2 lead, in the top of the inning. OU came up empty in the bottom half despite getting two runners on.

In total, the Sooners left 13 runners stranded on the night, raising further frustrations over the inability to get timely hits.

Oklahoma sent twelve batters to the plate on Tuesday night, with just five of the recording a single hit each. The three-game losing streak is the longest of the season.

Overlooked in the loss was the performance of starter Ben Abram who surrendered just a single run and struck out nine batters in seven innings of work.

The Sooners host TCU this weekend.

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