Gray leads OU past Texas Tech
Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray allowed one run on two hits in 7 1/3 innings as the No. 11 Oklahoma baseball team beat Texas Tech 6-2 on Saturday at Mitchell Park.
Earlier Saturday, the Sooners (33-10, 10-4 Big 12) wrapped up an 8-0 win over the Red Raiders (19-24, 5-12) that was suspended by rain Friday night.
Gray opened Saturday's regularly scheduled game with three straight strikeouts and added two more in the top of the second inning. Gray finished with seven punchouts after taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
“It's always better to pitch with a lead, but Jonathan's been pretty dominant regardless of whether he throws on Friday or Saturday,” OU coach Sunny Golloway said. “It wouldn't even matter if we had him throw on Monday. I think he's really special. I'm biased, but I clearly believe he's a special pitcher in college baseball.”
First baseman and leadoff hitter Matt Oberste had two hits and two RBIs to pace the Sooners' offense. Craig Akin added three hits, and Colt Bickerstaff drove in a pair of runs.
Game 3 of the series is at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cowboys sweep pair from Nebraska
The Oklahoma State baseball team swept a doubleheader against Nebraska on the second day of the TD Ameritrade Classic in Omaha, Neb.
OSU needed 10 innings to win the opener 5-3, then shut out the Cornhuskers 4-0 in the nightcap.
With the sweep, OSU improved to 31-11 on the season.
“Today was a very good day of baseball for us,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “The first game was a big win — we battled back and got a couple of clutch hits and grabbed the momentum. That led into game two, where we got a great effort from Tyler Nurdin on the mound.”
Nurdin, a sophomore left-hander, picked up his first career win by tossing a four-hit shutout in Game 2.
In Game 1, the Cowboys rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the eighth inning when Robbie Rea's two-out single brought home Tanner Krietemeier to tie the score. Randy McCurry drove in Donnie Walton with the winning run in the 10th.
The Cowboys face Creighton at 5:05 p.m. Sunday in Omaha.