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April 30, 2013

Sooners must stay focused to secure Big 12 supremacy

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NORMAN —

“I know we have to try to win every single game. Even if we’ve won 10 or 12 in a row, every day is a new day,” freshman center fielder Craig Aikin said. “Tuesday, we’ll be out there trying to get another winning streak started.”

The regular-season’s last three weeks will display just how well OU can handle the pressure of trying to win the Big 12 Conference. The position is new to them. The last time OU even had shot at winning the league this late in the year was 2009. It’s never spent six straight weekends in first place.

They’ve reached the point in the season where teams that win conference titles separate themselves from the pack. OU still has three series to do that.

However, an opportunity was missed Sunday. The Sooners know it. They cannot afford to let another one slip away.

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

 

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