The Sooners collected 10 hits on the day and had no problem picking up runs against Hofstra’s starting pitcher.
Joseph Burg took the loss for Hofstra. He allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings.
“We’re trying to get ahead of teams and put our foot on them and break them early,” Oberste said.
Hofstra’s final three runs came in the ninth inning and were off OU reliever Ralph Garza. Joe Perez and Matt Reistetter both had RBI singles. Only two of those ninth-inning runs were earned.
In all, OU committed four errors on the day. The miscues were the irritant of the day.
“It’s not good, but we’re young and I’m not gonna be overzealous about how we react to it. I think we’re a good defensive club. We have a lot of talent. We could very easily come out tomorrow and put a zero in that spot. We’re going to pride ourselves on pitching and defense,” Golloway said. “The pitching was pretty good, the defense wasn’t, but the offense was pretty good, too. You have to take two out of three today.”
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