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College baseball: Sooners beat Cal State-Bakersfield

The Sooners and Roadrunners will play a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game beginning at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Park in Norman.
Oklahoman Published: April 4, 2014

Oklahoma came back from a two-run deficit Friday and beat Cal State-Bakersfield 4-2 in a nonconference baseball game at Mitchell Park in Norman.

Cal State-Bakersfield (11-17) led 2-0 after scoring single runs in the second and fifth innings. OU (21-10) came back with a run in the sixth inning, and then added three in the seventh. Austin O’Brien, Hunter Haley and Joshua Ake had run-scoring hits.

Ralph Garza Jr. threw the final inning for the Sooners, picking up his sixth save. Starter Corey Copping threw a season-high 100 pitches, giving up one earned run on four hits and a walk. Copping struck out a game-best five.

The Sooners and Roadrunners will play at doubleheader on Saturday, with the first game scheduled for a 2 p.m. start. The teams will not play Sunday as originally scheduled to due the possibility of inclement weather.


Oklahoma State pitchers were effective Friday night, leading the Cowboys to a 3-1 Big 12 baseball win over Texas Tech at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

Starter Jon Perrin improved to 3-2 after throwing six innings. He gave up a run on five hits and a walk. Perrin struck out four.

Vince Wheeland, Garrett Williams and Brendan McCurry shut out the Red Raiders (23-10 overall, 4-6 Big 12) on no hits, no walks and three strikeouts. McCurry bagged his sixth save of the season.

OSU (21-9, 4-3) scored single runs in the second, third and fifth innings. Saulyer Saxon and Conor Costello had RBI hits for the Cowboys.

The teams will play the second game of the series at 3 p.m. Saturday. The public can watch the game free of admission charge.

From Staff Reports