The Sooners swept SHSU in baseball last Saturday in a doubleheader at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Oklahoma won the first game 8-2 and the second 8-4. The third game was cancelled due to weather conditions.
In Saturday’s first game, the Sooners (3-1) scored five runs in the second inning off Nathan Boyd, who allowed four hits in only two innings.
Sophomore Zach Adkisson threw five strong innings for the Bearkats, allowing only five hits and one run, but it was unearned.
Ryan Herrera and Nathan Osterman closed out the game.
SHSU had more hits than Oklahoma 11-10, but the Bearkats stranded 12 runners on base and made four errors defensively. Only five of Oklahoma’s runs were earned.
Phillip Weaver, Lou Ferrell, Jeremy Locke and Cory Whitlock collected two hits each for SHSU. Brandon Foster, Andrew Kasparek and Dom Garcia each had one hit.
The Bearkats’ pitching gave up 10 walks in the second game. Jordan Tata gave up five hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tata had two strikeouts and four walks.
Nathan Brewer relieved Tata in the fifth throwing one strikeout and five walks and giving up two runs.
The Sooners held Sam Houston to five hits in the second game, all singles. Weaver had two of those hits and Ferrell had one. Keith Hodges and Jonathon Stone had the other singles.
Sam Houston made six errors in Saturday’s doubleheader.
SHSU won’t face the Big 12 again until March 19 when they face the Huskers from the No.19 ranked University of Nebraska.
The Bearkats, who dropped to 4-6, will play Houston Baptist Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. in Huntsville.