Oklahoma baseball: Sooners regain confidence with 14-5 rout of New Orleans

by Jason Kersey Published: April 20, 2013
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photo - Colt Bickerstaff is congratulated on his home run in the dugout as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners play New Orleans in NCAA college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Field on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Norman, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Colt Bickerstaff is congratulated on his home run in the dugout as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners play New Orleans in NCAA college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Field on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

“Tuesday was a tremendous blow to us,” Golloway said. “It was the worst professional day that I've had on the yard. Without a doubt.”

The embarrassing losses caused Golloway to tinker with his lineup, moving clean-up hitter Matt Oberste to the top of the lineup, and former leadoff man Jack Mayfield to the bottom. In two games since the shakeup, OU has scored 24 runs, with Mayfield hitting 3 for 6 with six RBIs and a home run.

“When you get stuck, things weren't going our way, so moving things around and starting off new was good,” said senior Max White, who was 4 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBIs Saturday.

Oklahoma scored at least one run in each of the first seven innings Saturday, and 10 of the Sooners' season-high 19 hits were extra-base hits.

After the New Orleans series, OU travels Tuesday to meet Arkansas in another nonconference game, then resumes Big 12 play at home next weekend in a three-game series with Texas Tech.

“It's good to get these hits and get the ball rolling,” White said. “We've got to. We've got a good chance to win the Big 12 championship, so we've gotta work hard and get that momentum back."


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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