After knocking off Coastal Carolina on Friday, the Sooners went out for a bite to eat. As they boarded their bus for the trip back to the hotel, the onboard satellite feed delivered the bad news: Oklahoma was under fire once more from Mother Nature.
“We were watching it and I just really didn't want to watch it,” Sooner center fielder Max White said. “After the first one (on May 20), we drove through (Moore) after the Big 12 Tournament and it was just unbelievable. ... So after hearing that there were about five tornadoes last night. ...”
White said watching Oklahoma deal with yet another frightening night redoubled the team's desire to bring home another regional title.
“I think that with this team there's a word that keeps coming up,” he said.
That word: Inspired.
“We are really inspired by the things going on and how the people back home in Oklahoma are handling things and this team is really playing some inspirational ball,” White said. “Hopefully we can pull this out.”
Connecticut's last 29 hits have been singles, including all 10 on Saturday against Oklahoma. Remarkably, this has been the Huskies' first loss since that streak began during the second game of the Big East tournament.