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April 21, 2013

Sooners hoping rout will be a springboard to Big 12 success

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NORMAN —

“I left a couple pitches up and they made me pay for it like anybody else in our conference would do,” Overton said. “They’re playing college baseball for a reason and I have to be better about keeping my pitches down when the wind is blowing out like this.”

L. Dale Mitchell Park was a hitter’s paradise Saturday. The wind howled out to left field. Anything hit in the air with any force at all left the ballpark. Balls hit down the right-field line were subject to land anywhere.

OU took advantage of it. White and Colt Bickerstaff both homered and the Sooners banged holes in the left-field wall with six doubles.

By the end of the sixth inning, the Sooners erected a 12-4 lead and were cruising to another easy victory. They’ll go for the sweep at 1 p.m. today.

Taking the series against the Privateers was expected, but OU coach Sunny Golloway’s secondary goal was to change his club’s mindset for when Big 12 Conference play resumes.

“It’s about confidence and I think our guys are playing confidently right now,” he said. “The conference can kinda steal that from you at times. Maybe the bye week has come at the right time for us. It’s allowed to get a little bit of confidence. We haven’t been able to score many runs and that’s not a secret. We changed our lineup up and the guys seem to have taken to it. I don’t care who is on the mound, it’s the approach that I see. Our approach has been pretty good.”

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