“I didn’t have to deal with it near as much as I have the last two weeks,” Overton said. “It’s a lot better.”
Overton was in line for the victory until shortstop Jack Mayfield, who committed two of OU’s four errors, made an errant throw in the seventh that allowed Ka’iana Eldredge to score the game-tying run.
Jacob Evans (5-0) got the win in relief. The freshman didn’t allow a baserunner over the final 3 2/3 innings.
Jordan Piché (4-1) took the loss for Kansas. He entered with two outs in the ninth inning and gave up the game-winning run in the 10th. Thomas Taylor threw the first 8 2/3 innings for Kansas. He gave it a chance to win. The only run he allowed was a solo homer to Kolbey Carpenter in the second inning.
The Sooners, who had eight hits, didn’t push across another run until extra innings. They seem to be very comfortable when situations like Friday’s arise.
“When we go into extra innings, none of us are worried,” Carpenter said. “All of us are really confident that we can get the job done.”
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