Sooners' Winning Streak Ends With Shutout against Texas
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:22 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Apr 29, 2011 10:15 PM CDTCorey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – The Oklahoma baseball team could not solve pitcher Jason Jungmann and lost 5-0 to Texas Friday to end a four-game winning streak.
Jungmann kept the Sooners (30-12, 9-8) off balance all day. He threw a complete game shutout and held OU to just four hits while striking out nine. OU had two legitimate chances to get onto the scoreboard, but could not come through either time.
With runners on first and second with one out in the third, Eric Ross delivered a single down the left field line. But the third base coach elected to hold the lead runner at third, which loaded the bases with one out. The next two batters followed with a strikeout and flyout to end the threat.
OU had another scoring chance in the fifth inning, when a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out. But once again, Jungmann bounced back to strike out the next batter. He then induced an inning-ending ground ball, and the Sooners did not have a legitimate scoring chance for the rest of the night.
The Longhorns (32-10, 14-5) manufactured runs in four consecutive innings to support Jungmann, starting in the fourth with an RBI double by Paul Montalbano. Mark Payton had an RBI single in the fifth, Montalbano and Jonathan Walsh had RBIs in the sixth, and Brandon Loy hit a solo home run in the seventh.
Oklahoma coach Sunny Golloway allowed starter Michael Rocha to pitch a complete game as well, despite allowing four earned runs on nine hits.
The outcome kept Texas in a tie with Texas A&M for first place in the Big 12, while Oklahoma stayed in fourth place. The teams will continue their three-game series at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.