Bottom Of Ninth Dooms Sooners Against Dallas Baptist
DALLAS - Oklahoma saw its three run lead quickly diminish Tuesday night as Dallas Baptist rallied in the bottom of the ninth to score four runs and top the Sooners 7-6 in Dallas.
The Patriots found themselves down 6-3 entering the bottom half on the frame but used four hits including a single that plated two runs as OU's John Jordan also gave up a crucial walk that tied the game 6-6. Joel Hutter knocked a single for the Patriots that scored the winning run handing the Sooners their second straight loss.
"We are not finishing games," said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway. "The message to the team afterwards was we have to execute. We are not playing well right now and we have to start getting things fixed as fast as we can."
Oklahoma led early on as Jack Mayfield tallied his first home run of the season in the top of the third with a long ball to left giving OU a 1-0 advantage.
OU's lead was short-lived as the Patriots took the plate in the bottom of the frame as Boomer Collins belted a three-run homerun to put Dallas Baptist back on top 3-1.
Two innings later, Oklahoma tied the game off a sacrifice fly by Max White that resulted in a DBU error knotting the score 3-3.
Later in the bottom of the seventh, with two runners on, OU's Evan Mistich managed an RBI double to give the Sooners a 4-3 advantage.
White drove in another run in the top of the ninth and the Sooners also scored off a DBU error making it 6-3.
From there on out it was all about the Patriots. Four singles and two walks was just the ticket for Dallas Baptist to take the come from behind win over the Sooners.
Reine paced the Sooners with three hits in his four at bats. Oklahoma managed 11 runs on the evening while Dallas Baptist posted 13.
OU starter Jacob Rhame went 2.2 innings with three strikeouts and three earned runs. Jordan John was handed the loss for OU and is now 3-2 on the year. John allowed four hits and four runs in one inning from inside the circle.
Oklahoma looks to get back on track as it begins a three-game series with Texas on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Norman.