Monday, April 17, 2006

Sooners Sweep Tigers

They had to rally twice to do it but the Sooners swept the Missouri Tigers in baseball this weekend to extend their current winning streak to six games.

It was the the third time in their last four games and the second straight day against Missouri, the No. 16 Sooners used their last at-bat in the ninth inning to knock in the game winner.

After winning the series opener 6-4 on Friday night the Sooners rallied on Saturday in game two to post six runs in the ninth to win 8-6. Then on Sunday Ryan Rohlinger’s RBI single, with two outs, in the ninth inning scored Russell Raley to complete the three-game sweep and continue Oklahoma’s winning streak.

“I think the big key was the 3-1 count with Caufield (at the plate) and a runner on first,” said OU head coach Sunny Golloway. “He had the green light and sat on a 3-1 pitch in his wheelhouse and the ball left the yard. I think there’s a sense of destiny with this team.”

Big 12 Baseball Standings
Texas 12-2-0 27-12-0
Nebraska 10-2-0 28-5-0
Oklahoma 8-4-0 28-10-0
Kansas 7-8-0 25-15-0
Baylor 7-8-0 22-15-0
Texas Tech 6-7-1 25-14-1
Oklahoma State 5-7-0 21-12-0
Missouri 6-9-0 16-18-0
Kansas State 3-8-1 23-9-1
Texas A&M 3-12-0 19-20-0