A long and rocky regular season comes to an end tonight for the Sooners. The 2014 baseball season was not a breakout year for new coach Pete Hughes, but the Sooners still can salvage their pride.
Tonight, the Sooners will be fighting to avoid a sweep by the Oklahoma State Cowboys, as well as not falling below .500 on the season.
The Bedlam series began in Oklahoma City Thursday night. Oklahoma won the last meeting 12-9 in 18 innings prior to Thursday. However, OU would not have the same luck as they did in their marathon win in Stillwater.
In the bottom of the fifth, Oklahoma State shortstop Conor Costello went yard with a three run homer to give the Pokes a 4-0 lead.
The Sooners would not respond until the top of the eighth. Kolbey Carpenter scored on a wild pitch, and Craig Aikin would find home plate before the end of the inning.
Oklahoma State wasted no time finishing off the Sooners in the ninth, earning a 4-2 victory in the first of three games.
Oklahoma State pitcher Jon Perrin earned the win for the Cowboys, striking out four and allowing seven hits in 7.1 innings.
Bedlam action resumed Friday night in Tulsa at ONEOK Field. Once again, the Sooners would not get on the board until the eighth. However, this one came down to the wire.
Tied at one a piece, a fielding error allowed Oklahoma State’s Craig McConaughy to score the game-winning run.
Vince Wheeland picked up the win for the Cowboys, making him 8-0 on the season.
The Sooners fell to 27-27 with the second loss, and now the Sooners will try to avoid falling below the .500 mark. Tonight the Sooners and Cowboys will meet once again in Tulsa. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at ONEOK Field.
The Sooners have yet to win the third game of any Big 12 series this season. Oklahoma will need a complete game to defeat the Big 12 regular season champions Oklahoma State Cowboys.