OU Gets Scare but Prevails Twice

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:13 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Feb 19, 2011 6:29 PM CDT

Grant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

NORMAN, Okla. – The Sooners had a little taste of d?j? vu in a double header on Saturday against William and Mary.

Oklahoma rallied back from a deficit in both games to take 9-6 and 13-4 wins over the Tribe.

In each game, the No. 5 Sooners went down 3-0 early.

The first game started off with a bang for William and Mary as Ryan Williams blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first to jump out to a lead.

But the Sooners slowly and steadily worked their way back into it, beginning with a run from Max White off a throwing error in the bottom of the third.

OU picked up another run in the fourth, but the Tribe scored again in the fourth and fifth to make it 5-2.

But in the bottom of the fifth, Garret Buechele hit his second homer of the year for the Sooners to bring them back within one.

Another throwing error and a two-run homer from Cody Reine in the sixth gave OU its first lead of the day and helped them take command of the first game.

OU reliever Anthony Collazo was awarded the win in one inning of pitching.

The second game started off eerily similar, but this time with William and Mary scoring three runs on two doubles in the top of the second for another 3-0 lead.

It took the Sooners a while to wake up, for they were down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

But a double from Eric Ross in the fifth brought home Max White, Tyler Ogle and Chris Ellison to bring OU within one. Reine singled again later in the inning to bring home Ross and tie the game.

From that point on, it was all Sooners as OU racked up nine more runs to put away the Tribe.

Jordan John picked up the win in the second game for the Sooners, giving up two hits and striking out three in three innings.

The two teams will finish out the series Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Norman.