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February 20, 2013

Dominant pitching propels Sooners to sweep vs. Lions

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“Everything kind of came together,” Choplick said. “Being out there on the mound really helped. It was a confidence boost.”

The Sooners put up three in the third inning to help pull away. Matt Oberste, Kolbey Carpenter and Hunter Haley each collected two hits for OU.

Mikey Ramirez took the loss in the opener. He allowed three runs on eight hits.

Game 2 didn’t offer the same intrigue. The Sooners erupted for 12 hits with four going for extra bases in the 10-run victory. Oberste went 4 for 8 on the day and busted Game 2 open with a three-run fifth inning.

Dillon Overton (2-0) actually got the win in the finale. OU’s ace entered in the fifth inning to throw his weekly bullpen. He actually gave up his first run of the season.

Drew Krittenbrink threw four innings of shutout ball to start things out. Since his innings weren’t predetermined, he did not pitch enough innings to get the victory.

Didier Landry (0-1) took the loss. He allowed two runs on two hits over two innings. The teams combined to use nine pitchers in the game.

The Sooners had to save their pitching for their first road trip of the season. They face Iowa at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Kleburg Bank College Classic at Whataburger Field. They face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday and New Mexico on Sunday.

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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