By Jake Trotter
One day after smoking TCU 11-6, the Sooner baseball team had their most embarrasing loss of the season at the hands of Southern Nazarene on Wed. at home, striking down any momentum OU had built up after beating TCU and Mizzou 22-4 on Sunday.
OU was down 8-1 late in the game before making a mild rally.
Where do the Sooners go from here?
Well, they should set their sights on making the Big 12 Tournament, which will be no easy feat.
OU has to win 2 of the 3 series, at Texas Tech and at home against Kansas and Kansas State. Those series are winnable — Tech, KU and KSU are 10th, 8th and 7th in the league — but with as erratic as OU’s pitching has been, who knows what will happen?
If the Sooners continue to stumble, they are currently ninth in the Big 12 standings, they will risk missing the Big 12 Tournament for the first time since the league began in 1997.
Taking 2 of 3 on the road at Tech this weekend would put the Sooners back on track.