Sunday rubber matches have been so common for Oklahoma Baseball this season that it is practically ritualistic. That won’t be the case this weekend though as a 7-3 loss on Saturday afternoon gave #10 Texas Tech the series and puts the Sooners in the unfavorable position of possibly getting swept.
You have to go back to March 24th to find the last time Oklahoma wasn’t facing a decisive game three in a weekend series. A four-run seventh inning by Texas Tech proved to be the deciding factor in that not occurring this weekend.
The Sooners took a 2-1 lead into the top of the seventh but the Red Raiders quickly erased it thanks to a 2-RBI by Brian Klein and a 2-RBI home run off the bat of Josh Jung. Tech added an insurance run in the eight inning, and again in the ninth inning but they both ended up to be quite unnecessary.
Oklahoma took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth with a 2-run Brady Lindsly homer to right field but that would be it for the Sooner offense until Brylie Ware scored on a Conor McKenna sac-fly in the bottom of the ninth.
Oklahoma now sits a game under .500 in conference play (8-9) and will look to avoid the sweep at 1:00 Sunday afternoon.