Oklahoma baseball extends win streak to 7 games with 10-7 win, series sweep of BYU


Bryce Madron blasted a pair of home runs and drove in seven runs as the Big 12-leading Oklahoma baseball team defeated BYU 10-7 and swept the three-game series over the Big 12 newcomers.

The Sooners (24-14, 14-4) completed their fourth series sweep of a Big 12 opponent this season (UCF, TCU, Kansas State and Houston) and their second in the past two weekends,

Madron had a career day with three hits in four plate appearances. Hs seven RBI were the most by an Oklahoma player since 2010.

Oklahoma struck first with three runs on four hits in the top of the first, two of the runs coming on a towering home run to right center by Madron, but BYU struck right back with a two spot in the bottom of the first. Madron struck for the second time in as many at bats with a second two-run blast to the same spot in the second inning that gave OU a 5-2 lead.

The Sooner advantage was erased, however in the bottom of the second as BYU scored three times on three hits to knot the score at 5-all.

A single by Isaiah Lane and two walks loaded the bases for Oklahoma in the fourth inning. Michael Snyder was hit by a pitch, scoring Lane as OU reclaimed the lead 6-5. The big blow came in the fifth when Madron hit a bases-clearing double scoring three runs that increased the Sooners' lead to -5.

Oklahoma scored a single run in the eighth and BYU tallied single runs in the fifth and ninth, but it was too little too late.

Grant Stevens got the start for Oklahoma but lasted just 2.0 innings, allowing five runs on five hits. He was followed to the mound by Jeff Lodes and four other relievers out of the bullpen. Lodes picked up the win, allowing no runs and just one hit in relief of Stevens.