Sooners' Winning Streak Snapped in Loss to Baylor
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: May 20, 2011 1:23 AM CDTCorey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
WACO, Baylor – The nine-game winning streak of the Oklahoma baseball team came to an end Thursday with a 4-2 loss to Baylor.
OU plated both of its runs in the second inning after a fielding error allowed Cody Reine to launch a two-run home run. But Baylor pitcher Logan Verrett dominated the rest of the game.
The Sooners managed a total of just three hits in the final seven innings of the game, and those hits were singles. Verrett finished with twice as many strikeouts (eight) as hits allowed (four).
Meanwhile, the Baylor offense scattered 12 hits throughout the day that resulted in only four runs. After Reine’s homer gave OU a 2-1 lead, the Bears immediately responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
Jake Miller led off the second with a home run, and Max Muncy added an RBI double later in the inning for a 3-2 lead. BU added one more insurance run in the fifth on an RBI double by Dan Evatt, but it ended up not making a difference.
Verrett turned the ball over the Max Garner in the ninth, and Garner shut the door for a save. Michael Rocha finished with a loss for OU after allowing four runs on eight hits in only 4.2 innings of work.
The loss was OU’s first of the month of May after stringing together nine consecutive victories. The last game the Sooners lost also marked the last time they lost a series, but they will try to avoid that same fate in Game 2 of their series with Baylor at 6:30 p.m. Friday.