The Demons (9-12) went 0 for 6 with two outs, grounding into two inning-ending double plays and were picked off to end another inning. A.J. Funk (0-3) took the loss. He gave up four runs on five hits over four innings.
The victory was OU’s fourth straight and lifted it to 16-4. The teams return to L. Dale Mitchell Park at 1 p.m., today for the series finale.
The competition between Gray and Overton will re-ignite next Friday when TCU comes here for the Big 12 Conference opener. When those two are trying to one-up each other, the Sooners have shown the last two games they play at a higher level.
“We’re the types of guys that they try to ride off of us and do as much as they can in the field behind us. We need them to do that for us,” Overton said. “They did it today and you couldn’t ask for more.”
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