Head coach Sunny Golloway is now 24-18 in NCAA Tournament games at OU.
Friday's game against LSU marked the fourth time the teams have met in NCAA play, all regionals at LSU.
Both teams made the College World Series in 1994, but they didn't meet that year. LSU went 0-2 while Oklahoma claimed its second national title.
On Saturday, Oklahoma will try again for its first win over LSU since an 11-inning, 9-7 win at New Orleans in 1989. The Sooners trail the all-time series 3-7.
BIG CROWD, NO PROBLEM
Friday's crowd of 11,095 was the largest Oklahoma has played in front of since 24,180 watched the Sooners drop a 3-2 decision to South Carolina at the 2010 College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. Paid attendance was 12,007 while the actual number was an LSU record.
“It's just a great environment to play for college athletes, and it was one heck of a college baseball game,” Golloway said. “I'm glad the country got to see it.”
GRAY TOUGH WITH MEN ON BASE IN EARLY GOING
LSU had runners reach base in five of the first six innings against Jonathan Gray, but none got past first. Anthony Hermelyn threw out Raph Rhymes trying to steal second to end the second inning, and the Sooners turned their 53rd double play to end the fourth.
“My pitching strategy was to mix my pitches early. Slow their hitters‘ bats down,” Gray said. “We had them where we wanted. I just didn't throw a couple of pitches with conviction when I needed to.”
GRAY MOVES UP STRIKEOUT LIST
In the fifth inning, Gray struck out LSU's JaCoby Jones to pass Geoff Geary (1998) for third most strikeouts in a season. Gray fanned Ty Ross to start the eighth to move ahead of Daniel McCutcheon (2006) for second-most all-time with 147.
SOONERS WIN STREAK NO MORE
The loss ended Oklahoma's win streak at eight games, its third longest streak of the season.