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HOUSTON — A lot can change in two weeks. Oklahoma proved in Saturday in its second game of the Coca-Cola Classic against Lamar.

The Sooners amassed 17 hits and rolled to an 11-4 victory over the Cardinals. The victory came 13 days after falling 21-9 to same team.

Steven Guerra improved to 3-0 by recording seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of five-hit ball.

OU (6-3) also gave hime plenty of run support.

Joseph Hughes made his first start in center field and came through with a 3-for-5 performance with four RBIs.

“It was nice to see our offense get back into the swing of things,” OU coach Sunny Golloway said. “Not only was our offense solid, but Steven pitched a great game and our defense was its normal self.”

The Sooners pulled away early with a four-run second inning. Hughes plated Ryan Rohlinger and Ryan Mottern with a bases-loaded single. Chuckie Caufield followed with an run-scoring single to center field and Aaron Reza finished off the inning with squeeze bunt to score Hughes.  

Reza added a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning before OU added two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth frame.  

Russell Raley had two of the Sooners’ RBI in the fifth and sixth innings, while Rohlinger and Hughes brought in the other two runs.

Lamar’s William Delage (1-1) lasted 5 2/3 innings after allowing nine Sooner runs on 12 hits.

The Sooners conclude action in the Coca-Cola Classic at noon today against Long Beach State .

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