Oklahoma will return to conference play riding a wave of momentum. After taking the final two games from Minnesota over the weekend the Sooners defeated Wichita State 9-4 on Tuesday night. After stringing together three-consecutive wins OU will travel to Manhattan for a three-game set against Kansas State.
Oklahoma went 6-of-10 with runners in scoring position with three of the four non-hits being sacrifice flies. Those six hits, and the three sacrifices, resulted in nine RBI for the Sooners.
After falling behind early, Brylie Ware tied the game in the top of the third when he crossed home plate off a hit from Conor McKenna. An RBI single by Brady Harlan and a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Jordan Vujovich gave Oklahoma the lead in the fifth, and the Sooners extended their lead to 6-3 in the sixth off the bat of Tanner Tredaway.
A solo home run by WSU’s Hunter Gibson pulled the Shockers within 6-4 but OU responded with three runs in the eighth inning to extend the lead to the final score of 9-4.
Freshman Jaret Godman came out of the bullpen to pitch five innings of relief and pick up the win for the Sooners. He struck out five batters and allowed one run on three hits and a walk to improve his season record to 3-0.