Bedlam baseball notebook: Two-out situations sting Sooners

After a weekend of missed opportunities — at the plate and on the mound — in last week's lost series at West Virginia, the Sooners were at it again in the Bedlam opener.
by John Helsley Modified: May 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm •  Published: May 10, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Randy McCurry throws to first base as Oklahoma's Max White slides into second base during a college baseball game Friday, May 10, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Matt Barnard) ORG XMIT: OKTUL304
Oklahoma State's Randy McCurry throws to first base as Oklahoma's Max White slides into second base during a college baseball game Friday, May 10, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Matt Barnard) ORG XMIT: OKTUL304

Oklahoma keeps finding itself on the wrong end of two-out situations.

After a weekend of missed opportunities — at the plate and on the mound — in last week's lost series at West Virginia, the Sooners were at it again in the Bedlam opener.

While they only stranded four runners against OSU, the Sooners also were hurt by three inning-ending double plays.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys scored all of their runs in the 4-3 win with two out.

“That was the story,” said OU coach Sunny Golloway. “At West Virginia, all the runs came with two outs. We're not finishing innings with two out. And we left 34 base runners on base last weekend.

“It just comes back to us being a little bit better and executing a little better. Baseball is just that. Sometimes it's going good and you get the flares and good things happen. Sometimes it doesn't.”

On the other side, the view was different.

“Just a bunch of tough, scrappy guys,” said OSU catcher Gage Green, who finished with three hits and drove in the game-winner with two outs in the eighth. “It doesn't matter if it's two outs or anything, we're just a bunch of tough guys up there with a great mindset at the plate. And a lot of energy. It helps us get the job done.”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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