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Oklahoma 5, Texas 2

Aaron Reza went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Joseph Hughes gave up two runs on six hits as Oklahoma defeated Texas 5-2 on Sunday.

Oklahoma (21-9, 3-3 Big 12) took a 1-0 lead in the third on Joe Dunigan’s RBI single to left field. Texas (25-9, 7-2) came back and took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Kyle Russell hit a sacrifice fly to score Jordan Danks and Preston Clark got his fourth homer of the season.

But the Sooners rallied with three runs in the fifth. Aaron Baker had a single to left field to score Aaron Ivey. Reza hit a two-run single up the middle. The inning ended when Reza was called out while trying to steal second.

Jackson Williams added a run in the eighth with his second home run of the season.

Hughes (5-1) struck out three and walked one in five innings. Nich Conaway picked up his second save of the season for the Sooners as he struck out four and allowed one hit in four innings of relief.

Reliever Keith Shinaberry (0-2) took the loss for Texas. He gave up one run on one hit in 2-3 inning.

Danks went 3-for-3 for the Longhorns.

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OU Drops Game Two to Texas

Adrian Alaniz pitched his second complete game of the season propelling No. 9 Texas to a 3-1 win over No. 17 Oklahoma in Big 12 Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

The victory marked the 15th consecutive time the Longhorns have beaten the Sooners on the turf at UFCU Disch-Falk Field with OU’s last win in Austin coming on March 29, 1997.

Alaniz (8-1) yielded just one run on three hits while striking out five over nine innings to earn the win. He allowed singles in the third and sixth inning and was headed to his second shutout of the season before Kyle Russell lost a ball in the rightfield sun turning a fly out by Mike Gosse into a triple. Oklahoma (20-9, 2-3 Big 12) converted with Jarod Freeman grounding out to short, plating Gosse and trimming the Texas lead to 3-1.

The game was scoreless for six and half innings before the Longhorns drew first blood in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Jordan Danks singled up the middle stole second base and scored on a single by through the left side of the infield by Bradley Suttle. The Sooners intentionally walked Kyle Russell allowing Preston Clark to deliver a two-run single down the leftfield line staking Texas to a 3-0 advantage.

Texas (25-8, 7-1 Big 12) had opportunities to get on the board early, but the Sooners’ ace Heath Taylor was able to get out of multiple jams and the Longhorns stranded 13 runners on the base paths for the game, including two each in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings. Texas also left the bases loaded in the eighth inning.

Taylor (5-1) was saddled with the loss for Oklahoma. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six Longhorns.

Danks was the lone player in the game to post multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with one run scored and he also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch.

Texas looks to complete the series sweep on Sunday with first pitch at UFCU Disch-Falk slated for 1 p.m.

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Texas beats Oklahoma 4-3

Kyle Russell went long.

Chance Wheeless went short.

The Texas pitchers successfully went in and out.

And it all mattered.

The Longhorns needed every advantage they could get Friday, as they played long ball and small ball to upend Oklahoma 4-3 in the opener of a three-game Big 12 Conference baseball series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

“When it’s a one-run game, everything kind of plays into it,” Texas coach Augie Garrido said. “You really can’t separate one thing from the other.”

Every time Texas (24-8, 6-1 Big 12) went ahead, Oklahoma (20-8, 2-2) came back.

Wheeless, the team’s best bunter, took a chance and laid down a perfect bunt single with two outs and the bases loaded to give Texas a 1-0 lead in the second inning.

“It wasn’t the typical situation to bunt in — bases loaded, two outs — and nobody was expecting it,” Wheeless said. “So with a good bunt and reasonable speed, anybody can make it to first.”

Garrido said it was a heads-up play.

“If the player doesn’t put that on himself, it never works,” said Garrido, who will send Adrian Alaniz to the mound at 2 p.m. today to face the Sooners. “If I put it on, it scares the hell out of them.”

Oklahoma came right back in the third with a home run from Joseph Hughes.

The game was tied 2-2 in the fifth inning when Russell laid into a pitch and became just the 32nd person in Disch-Falk history to hit a home run over the center-field monster.

As Russell was heading back to the dugout after his 17th homer of the season, he got a hug from catcher Preston Clark, who accomplished the feat earlier this year.

Was it a welcome-to-the-club hug for something so few have accomplished?

“No, I don’t think so,” Russell said. “That’s just how Preston and I roll. We’re good like that. We’re always attached at the hip.”

That was enough for Texas’ James Russell (6-2), who pitched five-plus innings before turning it over to the bullpen, as the Horns’ staff outdueled Oklahoma starter Stephen Porlier (4-2).

Porlier helped the Longhorns extend the lead in the seventh.

With Jordan Danks on third, Porlier briefly pulled his hands apart while standing on the mound. The balk gave Texas a 4-2 lead.

“What was unfortunate about that is we were getting ready to have him step off because we were going to (Nich) Conway right there,” Oklahoma coach Sunny Galloway said. “I was up, tipping the cap, getting ready to go, and I heard, ‘Balk.’ ”

That was the advantage Texas needed as Pat McCrory, Keith Shinaberry and Randy Boone combined to give up one run in the final three innings.

McCrory’s 1 2/3 innings allowed the Horns to use Shinaberry against left-handed power hitter Joe Dunigan in the eighth inning with a runner on base. Shinaberry struck him out and handed the ball over to Boone, who picked up his eighth save.

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Tony Gwynn 2007 Classic

The San Diego State Aztecs announced plans to host a doubleheader at Petco Park which is the home of the San Diego Padres. They will face the Michigan Wolverines in the nightcap while the San Diego Toreros will face Oklahoma in the early game. This will take place on Saturday, March 10th which is the middle day of the Round-Robin format tournament. The full article about the event is available here.

Rest of the Super-Regionals

UNC heads to Alabama for a SEC-ACC matchup. UNC is a better team then Alabama with solid hitting and 2 first round picks in there pitching staff with Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard. UNC should sweep them in the series

South Carolina visits Georgia for the Super Regional. Georgia has a ton of good arms and a good pitchign staff as they should take this series.

Stanford at Oregon State should be a win for the beavers

Missouri at Cal St Fullerton is a very easy pick if you look at it on paper but Cal State will be taken to 3 games but win the series though.

Oklahoma at Rice will have the Owls come out on top.

Miami at Ole Miss is a win for the Hurricanes.