By John Helsley
It’s over in Norman, the game and the season for the Sooners.
Arkansas left-hander Drew Smyly no-hit Oklahoma into the ninth inning, while the Razorback bats pounded away for the second straight day in an 11-0 rout at Mitchell Park.
The Sooners eventually scratched out two hits, one off of Smyly, in the ninth, but nothing more.
OU’s season ends at 43-20.
It was a much better story in the day’s first game, a 7-2 win over Washington State. Garrett Richards gave the Sooners a complete game, five-hitter on the mound and first baseman Aaron Baker provided a grand slam in a five-run seventh inning that broke the game open.
Unfortunately for the Sooners, they couldn’t get another solid pitching performance, something that’s been hard to come by in this Regional. Antwonie Hubbard’s line offers the ultimate in feast or famine: seven outs, all by strikeout; five hits, all for extra bases, including two home runs.