OU baseball: Texas comes back to beat Sooners in 10 innings

The Sooners came back to force extras after being down 6-0 half an inning in. But things quickly unraveled for OU.
by Ryan Aber Modified: April 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm •  Published: April 11, 2014
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— Sheldon Neuse wants to remember the feeling.

Oklahoma’s third baseman wants to remember the way the Sooners’ big comeback Friday night against Texas felt.

More importantly, he wants to remember the way it felt to let the lead slip away, as the Longhorns came back to beat OU 10-8 in 10 innings in front of 2,011 — the largest crowd of the season for the Sooners — at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

“We need to take the way we feel right now and turn it into energy and focus and make sure that we don’t go home like this tomorrow,” Neuse said. “Whatever it takes, do not let this happen again the rest of the series.”

OU had won nine consecutive games in extra innings dating back to March 10, 2013.

The series continues at 4 p.m. Saturday. Sunday’s series finale is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The Sooners came back to force extras after being down 6-0 half an inning in.

But things quickly unraveled for OU as C.J. Hinojosa’s no-doubt home run off Ralph Garza led off the inning and the Longhorns (27-8, 7-3 Big 12) quickly added another.

It could’ve been much worse, with the bases loaded and one out before Kyle Hayes struck out Mark Payton and then after the ball got away, Kacy Clemens was thrown out trying to score for an inning-ending double play.

Neuse got on to start the bottom half before John Curtiss retired three consecutive batters for the save.

Texas scored six unearned in the first off Sooners starter Corey Copping but it didn’t take long for OU (23-12, 4-3) to make up that deficit.

Oklahoma scored six in the third with the help of three Texas errors and a two-run single by Niko Buentello and RBI doubles by Neuse and Mac James.

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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