On Friday night in Norman, the Oklahoma Sooners knocked off Kansas in a pitchers duel, 2-1 as Hunter Haley scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Kansas reliever Jordan Pinche got the loss after giving up the deciding run. Oklahoma reliever Jacob Evans earned the win as a result. Starting pitchers Dillion Overton of Oklahoma, and Thomas Taylor at Kansas went back and forth for just over six innings before the Sooners made a change at the position. Taylor, was pulled after 8 and 2/3 innings, giving up one run and five hits.
Friday’s game was the second of a three-game series, that saw Oklahoma win game one on Thursday, 12-1. With the losses, Kansas fell to 14-10 overall, and 2-3 in Big 12 conference play, while Oklahoma improved to 25-4, and 5-0 in conference.
Oklahoma scored first in the second inning after Kolbey Carpenter hammered an Thomas pitch out of the park. Kansas rallied back in the seventh inning, thanks to Ka’iana Elldredge stealing a base and promptly scoring later in the inning thanks to one of four errors committed by the Sooners.
Dakota Smith led the Jayhawks with two hits on the game. Oklahoma was keyed by Matt Oberstete who drove home Haley with the winning run, and Carpenter with the home-run.
Saturday’s game begins at 2:00 p.m. central time and will be televised by FCS Central or FSN Oklahoma.
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