NORMAN - The 14th-ranked University of Oklahoma baseball team improved to 3-0 on the season after sweeping a doubleheader from Hofstra 3-2 and 11-10 (11) Saturday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
In the first game, junior RHP Jonathan Gray struck out six batters over 6.2 innings and surrendered just three hits, earning the win for the Sooners.
Junior second baseman Hector Lorenza blasted a home run to left field in the fourth inning, which proved to be the difference in the one-run game.
Senior third baseman Garrett Carey contributed a career-high four hits and an RBI in the victory, and freshman catcher Anthony Hermelyn also added an RBI.
The second game was a wild affair that saw the Sooners fall behind 9-4 after five innings. OU scored three runs in the seventh and ninth innings to send the game to extra innings.
Neither team was able to score in the 10th but Hofstra loaded the bases with no outs in the 11th. However, an infield fly rule and a double play prevented the Pride from scoring. In the bottom of the frame, Craig Aikin singled and Jack Mayfield hit a bomb to centerfield that was dropped, allowing Aikin to score from first for the winning run.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Oklahoma State scored the game's final nine runs and completed an improbable comeback with a 15-14 win over 21st-ranked New Mexico in 13 innings Saturday at Isotopes Park.
The Cowboys scored four runs in the eighth inning, then rallied for four more in the ninth to send the game to extra innings tied at 14-14. In the top of the 13th, Jarrett Higgins brought home what proved to be the winning run with a single that clinched a series win for OSU (2-0).
Randy McCurry pitched the final 5.2 innings for the Cowboys to pick up the win. The senior right-hander, who did not allow a run and struck out four, pitched out of a huge jam in the bottom of the 13th to secure the OSU win.
OSU's Zach Fish, Aaron Cornell and Donnie Walton all recorded three hits, with Fish leading the team with four RBIs.
OSU finished with 19 hits while the Lobos hit 17.
Sunday's series finale is scheduled for a 2 p.m. on Sunday.
TULSA - A six run fifth inning from Saint Louis was too much for Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon as the Golden Eagles fell 11-4.
The Billikens started the scoring in the top of the third, scoring three runs on four hits. The Golden Eagles mounted a comeback to pull within 3-2 but the Billikens delivers a big blow with a in the fifth innings.
St. Louis scored six runs in the fifth inning, including a grand slam by CJ Rose with two outs to swell the lead to 9-2.
ORU's Graham McIntyre led the Golden Eagles with two hits and two runs, as the team recorded just four hits in the game against SLU's nine.
Gavin Glanz picked up the loss after allowing six hits and five runs in 4.1 innings pitched. The Billikens Clay Smith picked up the win after allowing three runs in five innings.
The final contest of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. in Tulsa.