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April 19, 2013

Sooners have to shake costly losses

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NORMAN —

Clearly, the Sooners are in a slump. They went 0 for 15 with runners in scoring position against Arkansas-Little Rock. That falls into a season-long issue OU has had scoring runs. Its averaging 5.4 runs per game, but has scored four runs or less in the 12 of the last 15 games.

“Most teams are going to go through streaks like this every single season,” OU pitcher Dillon Overton said. “How they react to it determines if they’re able to snap back out of it.”

The Sooners’ predicament seems to occur almost annually. Sometime in April they hit a lull. It’s typically followed by a meeting where Golloway challenges his team and they come up with a number of wins they need to close out the season that will likely secure the NCAA tournament position they believe they can obtain. Golloway was having that talk with his team before Thursday’s practice.

“It’s a wake-up call,” Golloway said. “We’ve been knocked down. Now, we have to learn to get off the canvas and make an adjustment.”

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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