NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma pitcher Garrett Patterson has been ruled academically ineligible.
OU officials announced yesterday Patterson won't be able to participate in the upcoming NCAA baseball tournament as a result.
The McAlester junior appeared in 17 games with nine starts. He was 6-and-3 with a 3.59 earned run average. In 62 and two-third innings, the lefthander struck out 73 and walked 42.
The Sooners are a Number Three seed in the regional at Oxford, Mississippi.
They will play second-seeded Southern Mississippi in the first round Friday afternoon.