Wildcats Clinch Series

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 18, 2013

May 18, 2013

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 1
 Kansas State 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 11 1
Box Score


 Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
 W - Flattery 5.1 3 0 0 0 3
 L - Garza 5.1 6 3 2 3 3
 Leaders AB R H RBI BB HR
 OU - Lorenzana 4 1 2 1 0 0
 OU - Hermelyn 2 0 1 0 1 0
 KSU - Conlon 4 1 3 0 0 0
 KSU - Meyer 4 1 2 2 0 0
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MANHATTAN, Kan. -- By the time Sooners had their bats swinging, it was too little too late. No. 18 Kansas State (39-15, 16-7 Big 12) clinched its series victory over a ranked team, beating No. 19 Oklahoma (35-19, 12-11) 5-2 Saturday at Tointon Family Stadium.

Defensive miscues allowed the Wildcats to score their first three runs.

In the first inning, Tanner Witt walked and Shane Conlon singled to left field and the pair advanced a base after a wild pitch by starter Ralph Garza (4-1). OU first baseman Matt Oberste bobbled Jared King’s grounder and was forced to tag out the batter rather than attempt a play at home on the leadoff runner, resulting in the Wildcats first run.

In the sixth, Dillon Overton relived Garza, but walked R.J. Santigate to load the bases. Overton forced a potential double play chance from Lance Miles that was thrown wide of first by Lorenzana. The error allowed two runs to cross the plate.

Kansas State starter Joe Flattery (4-4) was perfect through top of the fifth when Hector Lorenzana and Anthony Hermelyn led off the inning with base hits to right field. Yet, the Sooners could not bring their baserunners home after Matt Oberste’s sacrifice bunt moved the pair into scoring position.

The Wildcats added two runs in the seventh. Witt singled to right field and Conlon bunted aboard before the Sooners replaced Overton in the bottom of the seventh with Kindle Ladd. Ladd lasted three at bats, getting King to groundout to shortstop before hitting Davis and allowing Meyer to bat in two runs with a single through the right side.

OU finally scored in the ninth. Max White led off with a stand-up triple and scored the next at-bat on Lorenzana infield single. Lorenzana reached third on an error during an Oberste base hit and then scored when Taylor Alspaugh beat out a double-play attempt.

Sunday’s regular season finale has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Central due to forecasted inclement weather.

The decision set the matchups for the Big 12 Championship, which begins Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Only the determination of seedings between Baylor and Oklahoma, which will take Nos. 4 and 5, remains depending on Sunday’s result.



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