Monday, March 28, 2011

OU finds a worthy opponent

Bats come alive for 7th ranked OU baseball team! (OU Insider)
The No. 7 Oklahoma baseball team got back to its winning ways with 22 base hits en route to a 21-3 over St. Gregory’s on Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

The win upped OU’s overall mark to 19-6 while the Cavaliers fell to 8-25.

Sunday’s game was scheduled to make up for the contest cancelled at Missouri on Saturday due to wintry weather conditions in Columbia, Mo. The Sooners split a doubleheader on Friday at Missouri, including a 2-1 loss in 11 innings.

“We played well, it was a hard day to score runs,” said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway said about Friday’s doubleheader at Missouri in 30-degree temperatures. “We had some reasons for wanting to play today. Burch (Smith) needed to pitch ... he needed to get his pitch count up close to 100.

“We needed to work on some things that we need to get better at fundamentally, offensively ... drag, push, sac, and get more guys in scoring position and give ourselves more opportunities to score because we have really struggled lately.”

Oklahoma offense blasts St. Gregory's at home (
After scoring seven total runs in their three previous games, the Oklahoma Sooners’ offense got back on track Sunday with a 21-3 win over the St. Gregory’s Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers (8-25) struck first; with a two-RBI single to center field to score Jacob Douglass and Trevor Nelson to take a 2-0 lead.

However, the Oklahoma offense got going in the bottom of the third.

St. Gregory's University (
The University's sports teams are known as the Cavaliers and compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference of the NAIA. SGU fields men's teams in baseball, basketball and soccer, and women's teams in basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.

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