OU baseball: Sooners have not beaten LSU since 1989

Oklahoma trails all-time series 3-7. The Sooners get another crack at Tigers on Saturday.
BY CHARLES SALZER, For The Oklahoman Published: June 7, 2013
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photo - LSU's Ty Ross (26) and JaCoby Jones, right, celebrate after an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Oklahoma, Friday, June 7, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 2-0. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) ORG XMIT: LABF103
LSU's Ty Ross (26) and JaCoby Jones, right, celebrate after an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Oklahoma, Friday, June 7, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 2-0. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) ORG XMIT: LABF103

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.


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