Monday, April 24, 2006

Sooners Sweep Tech, Extend Streak to 10

OU trailed 2-1 after the third inning but the Sooners scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to regain the lead and then put the game out of reach with a five-run eighth inning to complete the series sweep of the Red Raiders. OU outhit Texas Tech 16-9 and was led by Jackson Williams career-high four hits (2 RBI).

OU has now won back-to-back Big 12 series via a sweep, the first time it has done so since the 2004 season (swept three straight over Baylor, Kansas and Missouri). The last time the Red Raiders were swept at home was against Nebraska during the 2001 season.

Sunday's victory also extended the Sooners' winning streak to a season-high ten games. The last time OU won ten-straight games was during the 1998 season (Feb. 2-24). That squad opened the year with a 12-game winning streak.

Oklahoma completed the sweep of Texas Tech Sunday after winning 5-2 Friday night and 6-5 on Saturday.

Big 12 Baseball Standings
Team Big 12 Overall
Nebraska 12-3 32-6
Texas 13-4 28-15
OKLAHOMA 11-4 32-10
Kansas 9-9 29-16
Baylor 9-9 25-16
Oklahoma State 7-8 24-13
Missouri 7-11 18-20
Texas Tech 6-10-1 26-17-1
Kansas State 4-10-1 24-12-1
Texas A&M 4-14 20-23