OU Drops Tuesday Bedlam

Wednesday, 13 March 2024 07:05

OU Drops Tuesday Bedlam

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NORMAN — Oklahoma dropped a midweek, non-conference matchup to Oklahoma State, 14-5, Tuesday night at L. Dale Mitchell Park. 

The Cowboys (11-6, 0-0 Big 12) jumped on top early, putting up seven runs on five hits and an error at the top of the first. The Sooners (9-6, 3-0) loaded the bases in the bottom half and redshirt senior Michael Snyder ripped a two-run single up the middle to plate a pair. 

"When you walk out there and give them seven runs in the first inning, you start trying like the game wants you to try hard," said OU head coach Skip Johnson. "I thought the bats in the first inning were really good. Came back and it just didn't happen, I mean from that point on the bullpen was okay. When you start seven nothing it's just a tough deal. You can't regret throwing Will Carsten out there, he gave it everything he could, got a little out of hand but it's baseball."

The Cowboys scored four runs throughout the next three innings, scoring on a home run, double and error. 

At the bottom of the fifth, Oklahoma again loaded the bases, bringing in a pair via walks but stranded three on a groundout. Senior Bryce Madron pushed another OU run across in the sixth on a groundout to pull OU within six. 

The Cowboys got the three runs back in the seventh and eighth innings, starting with a two-run single in the seventh. In the eighth, a solo home run stretched the lead to what would be the final score, 14-5. 

Senior RHP Will Carsten (L, 0-1) took the loss, surrendering six earned runs on five hits and a walk to accompany one strikeout. OU used five pitchers in relief, with junior Dylan Crooks striking out a pair to lead the bullpen. 

At the plate, Snyder paced OU with three runs batted in while Madron registered a pair of hits and one RBI. 

Tuesday's attendance of 4,177 ranked second in program history only to a crowd of 4,544 vs. Texas in 1995. The student attendance of 552 marked a student attendance record. 

The Sooners make a quick turnaround to play UT Arlington tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT in Arlington. The game can be seen on ESPN+ and heard locally in Oklahoma on SportsTalk 1400 AM/99.3 FM or nationwide on The Varsity app. 

For updates and more information on Oklahoma baseball, follow the Sooners on Twitter and Instagram (@OU_Baseball) and like Oklahoma Baseball on Facebook.


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