The Oklahoma baseball team swept Cal State Bakersfield in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 17-4 and 4-3.
After falling behind 4-0 in the opener, OU scored 17 unanswered runs, including a 10-run seventh inning that included triples from Hunter Haley and Sheldon Neuse and home runs from Neuse and Austin O’Brien.
Neuse added another home run in the eighth inning to finish the first game 3-for-6 with eight RBI. He also pitched the top of the ninth inning, giving up no runs and striking out one.
OU senior Kindle Ladd (2-1) pitched 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.
In Game 2, OU freshman Jake Elliott was perfect through four innings before giving up runs in the sixth and seventh. Junior Robert Tasin (3-2) came on to get the win for the Sooners.
Neuse went 3-for-5 in the second game with one RBI.
TEXAS TECH SNAPS COWBOYS’ WINNING STREAK
The No. 20-ranked Oklahoma State baseball team had its four-game winning streak snapped Saturday. The Cowboys fell 16-6 to No. 25 Texas Tech at Stillwater’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
“We didn’t play very well in any phase of the game, and Texas Tech came out and played an aggressive ball game and took advantage of some mistakes and took it to us,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “But it’s just one game. The series is tied, and we need to rest up, recharge the battery and come out (Sunday) and try to win the series.”
The 16 runs are the most an OSU opponent has scored this season.
Cowboy starter Tyler Buffett (2-1) took the loss after giving up four hits and two earned runs in two innings.
Texas Tech designated hitter Adam Kirch hit two home runs, finishing 3-for-5 with six RBIs.
Andrew Rosa and Hunter Hagler both homered for OSU (21-10, 4-4 Big 12).
Reliever Corey Taylor (4-0) got the win for Texas Tech (24-10, 5-6). Taylor allowed six hits and four earned runs in two innings of work.
The Cowboys finish up the Big 12 series with the Red Raiders at 1 p.m. Sunday.