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March 16, 2013

Gray blanks Northwestern State, while Oberste produces lone run

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NORMAN —

There isn’t much that can go wrong when Gray pitches at Friday’s level. The win only required 111 pitches and his fastball still topped 100 miles per hour in the ninth inning.

Stamina is the last piece of the puzzle for Gray. His velocity and control already have him projected as a first-round pick in this year’s Major League Baseball draft. The endurance is a new addition to his skill set.

“He’s starting to really take it to another level,” Golloway said. “He’s already one of the premier guys in the country, but he’s starting to take it to another level. There are going to be few and far between like that. It’ll be exciting. Let’s see how Lefty (Overton) responds after seeing that.”

OU can only hope that’s the case. The series resumes at 1 p.m., today. Overton will get his chance to show what he can do. It will be a tough act to follow.

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