Oklahoma needed extra innings to get past Kansas State in Sunday’s rubber match game but freshman Diego Muniz came up big in the tenth and
Jason Ruffcorn held the Wildcats at bay. It was Oklahoma’s first conference series win since sweeping the Kansas Jayhawks March 22-24.
The Sooners found themselves behind 2-0 through seven innings, after only mustering just three hits. Things changed in the eighth though with
freshman Milan Walla’s pinch-hit double into the left field corner gave OU two runners in scoring position.
Tanner Tredaway followed with a single to right, scoring Brandon Zaragoza, and then Muniz singled through the infield to score Walla and tie the game. Tredaway would come home on a bases-loaded walk to put Oklahoma in front for the first time on the afternoon at 3-2.
That lead didn’t last long as Kansas State’s Cameron Thompson went yard in the bottom of the eighth to even things up and ultimately send the game to extras.
Tredaway started the 10th with a base hit through the left side and then Muniz blasted a home run to left field to put the Sooners back in front at 5-3.
Brady Lindsly then scored on a ground-rule double, off the bat of
Jordan Vujovich, to make it 6-3 going to the bottom of the frame.
Ruffcorn pitched the ninth and tenth innings, allowing just three hits, striking out one batter, and not allowing any runs to seal the win.
The Sooners are now 30-15 on the season and 8-7 in conference play. They’ll host Texas Tech (29-13, 11-7) next weekend.