If we’re talking weather, it was a perfect night in Norman. On the field of L. Dale Mitchell, however, OU had a hard time finding offense against the 20th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys.
In a Bedlam baseball clash, the Sooners fell to the Pokes, 3-1, and dropped to 20-10 on the season.
OU’s Robert Tasin struck out a career-high seven batters in 4.1 innings, but he gave up two home runs in the second inning—the first two home runs Tasin has ever conceded.
Oklahoma State’s Gage Green and Tim Arakawa both hit solo home runs to give the Cowboys an early edge. OU responded with a run scored by Craig Aikin.
The rest of the night, Oklahoma could not find first, only mustering up three hits in the loss.
It was an uncharacteristic night for a Sooner team who rarely allows the long ball, let alone two. OU, though, has struggled to find home plate in their last few games.
Oklahoma will look to turn things around this weekend when they host CSU Bakersfield.
CSU Bakersfield is currently on a three game losing streak and with a 11-16 record, hopefully they can be the team to give OU some momentum heading in to their home series with the Texas Longhorns next weekend.
They’ll certainly want the bats warmed up as baseball season starts to heat up. First pitch against CSU Bakersfield is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST Friday night in Norman.
Side note: Lon Kruger, a.k.a. Oklahoma basketball’s saving grace, threw out the first pitch. Kruger played a little baseball back in his day, and it’s good to see Krug out showing support for OU baseball.
— Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) April 2, 2014