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April 27, 2013

Sooners grab big lead before weather suspends game

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NORMAN —

OU didn’t waste any scoring opportunities. Matt Oberste went 3 for 4 and scored three runs in his fourth straight game in the leadoff spot.

Colt Bickerstaff went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs while Jack Mayfield connected for a three-run homer in the fourth inning to break the game open.

Over the last four games, OU has scored 46 runs and averaged 1.46 runs per inning.

Jonny Drozd got the start for the Red Raiders and allowed five runs on 10 hits.

When the game resumes today, the Sooners will be three out from improving to 32-10 overall and a Big 12 Conference leading 9-4. Without an eight-run rally in the ninth inning, the Red Raiders will drop to 19-23 and 5-11.

Game 2 of the series will start at 2 p.m. OU’s healthy ace — Jonathan Gray — will matchup against Texas Tech ace Trey Masek then.

Because of Fisher’s performance the Sooners will have an opportunity to claim the series today.

“Jake did a great job setting this up,” Golloway said, “but this game is not over; that’s what I just reminded my guys. The game isn’t over. I’ve seen strange things happen.”

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

 

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