Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners Fall 4-2 To TCU Setting Up Rubber Match

Rich DeCray

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After claiming a narrow victory in game one of the series, the Oklahoma Sooners looked to continue the trend against the TCU Horned Frogs in Norman. Jumping out to an early lead, it appeared as though the series was in hand. However, the visiting stormed back late in the game to set up the rubber match with a 4-2 win.

With two outs and runners in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Sooners drove a ball deep toward left center field. As the runners began to advance, a recorded hit would certainly end the game. Yet, the TCU defense backed up their pitcher by making a running catch. The play effectively ended the scoring threat as well as the game itself.

Nathan Wiles earned the Saturday start once again on the mound. Keeping the opposition off balance, the pitcher saw his stamina thoroughly tested. Tossing 5.1 innings, Wiles surrendered two runs on four consecutive singles. The effort resulted in a ‘no decision’ before the coaching staff dipped into the bullpen. Finishing out the inning, Wyatt Olds stepped up in relief.

In the seventh frame, Olds gave up two runs himself as the hurler took the loss on the night.

Leading the charge offensively, Tyler Hardman started the second inning with a one-out single. Exercising patience and quality base running, the first baseman found an opportunity to score. A ground-out pushed the first run of the game across the plate. Hardman finished the game with two hits and a run scored.

The two programs take the field once again on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

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