Tahlequah Daily Press


April 8, 2013

Sooners beat Texas to win series


For the record

Oklahoma improved to 27-6 overall and 7-2 in the Big 12 Conference with Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Texas at Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns dropped to 17-13 and 3-6.

Dominant on the mound

The Sooners only gave up four runs in the series. However, that doesn’t fully illustrate how dominant the Sooner pitching staff. The two runs starter Adam Choplick allowed were unearned. The only earned run the Sooners allowed was in Saturday’s 1-0 loss. The staff ERA’s for the series was 0.35 with 29 strike outs.

Not much offense

Texas’ pitching staff was pretty good as well. It’s ERA was 1.67 in the series. Both teams hit .189 (17 for 90)in the series. The difference in the series was OU left 17 base runners stranded in the three games. Texas left 22.

The only time in the series either team led by more than one run was after Hector Lorenzana’s two-run, game-winning double in the eighth inning.

Max White was the only OU player to hit over .300 in the series.  He went 4 for 12 (.333).

Oberste cools off

OU first baseman/designated hitter Matt Oberste entered the Texas series with 30-game hitting streak and batting .449. He went 0-for-10 in the series with four strikeouts, including three in Sunday’s game. Oberste hasn’t had a hit in his last 15 at-bats.

“Oberste didn’t see it too well in this series, but he’s carried us in a lot of games,” White said.

Where it stands all time

With the victory, OU’s record against Texas improved to 139-53-2 and 101-33-2 at Disch-Falk Field.

Up next

The Sooners don’t have a midweek series this week. They’ll travel south on Interstate 35 again this week when they open a three-game series at Baylor 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baylor (16-16, 5-3). The Bears face Texas-Arlington Tuesday.

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