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Oklahoma Takes Two Games Against Texas Tech

Mike Dalby, 1340TheFan.com

The Oklahoma Sooners (15-10, 2-4 Big 12) took a series win against Texas Tech (15-10, 1-5 Big 12) with today’s 8-2 win at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

The Sooners jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, with two RBI singles against starting pitcher Trey Masek (pictured).  The Sooners then added another run in the third and a fourth, in the fourth.

The Red Raiders responded with their only runs of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Scott LeJeune singled home Barrett Barnes and Bo Altobelli singled home LeJeune.  OU’s starting pitcher Jonathan Gray buckled down and got Bryant Burleson to fly out to center to end the inning, and Tech’s offensive threat.

The Sooners added another run in the seventh and three more in the top of the ninth.

The Red Raiders best chance to add more runs was the fifth inning, when they left the bases loaded.  With one out, Brennan Moore and Jamodrick McGruder both singled. Tim Proudfoot then flied out being unable to advance the runners. The Sooners then pulled Gray and brought in relief pitcher Steven Okert. A passed ball allowed Moore and McGruder to advance to second and third. Okert then intentionally walked Barrett Barnes to load the bases. Okert then struck out LeJeune to end the inning and he ended up picking up the win.

Sunday’s game saw 3,472 fans in attendance, which gave the three-game series against the Sooners a total of 10,936 fans. According to Texas Tech, that’s the most in a three-game home series since March 26-28, 2010 against No. 8 Texas (11,484).

In the other games of the series, Oklahoma won Saturday’s Game 2 5-3 and the Red Raiders won the first game of the series 6-1.

The Red Raiders are now in eighth place in the 9-team Big 12 Conference.  Their next game is Tuesday against New Mexico State, 4p at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Their next Big 12 conference series starts Friday at Kansas.

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