AUSTIN, Texas — Texas handed the No. 13 Oklahoma baseball team its first shutout loss of the season, 1-0, on Saturday at Disch-Falk Field.
Texas left-hander Dillon Peters (2-2) struck out five in 7 2/3 innings, and Corey Knebel closed with two strikeouts for his 35th career save as the Longhorns held the Sooners to a season-low two hits.
“With the wind blowing out, knowing that we have some power, they were going to stay away (from pitching over the plate)” OU coach Sunny Golloway said. “(Kolbey) Carpenter was able to turn on a ball that almost got out. Again, that was just their philosophy, to stay away, and they weren't going to get hit very many times.”
Oklahoma (26-6, 6-2 Big 12) starter Dillon Overton (6-2) struck out six and gave up one run on five hits.
“It was one of the best outings I've had all season,” Overton said. “I felt good. Baseball is a tough sport, and sometimes that happens. They just got one timely hit, and that's what put them over the top.”
Texas (17-12, 3-5 Big 12) scored its lone run in the fifth inning when Ben Johnson singled to center to score Mark Gottsacker.
Oklahoma had won nine of its 10 previous one-run games, but struggled to get runners on base against the Longhorns. Sooner batters were retired in order seven times.
Carpenter doubled and Garrett Carey singled for OU's only two hits.
Oklahoma and Texas, which have split the first two games, finish the three-game series at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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