LAWRENCE, Kan. -- After rain suspended game two of the series on Saturday, OU’s offense quickly padded its 1-0 lead with 16 more runs on Sunday en route to a 17-2 victory over Kansas at Hoglund Park.
The No. 8 Sooners extended the nation’s longest current winning streak to 13 games as they connected for a season-high 25 hits. The offense was led by Joe Dunigan (3-for-6, five RBI) and Chuckie Caufield (3-for-4, two runs, three RBI). Caufield connected for a three-run homer in the Sooners’ five-run fifth inning and Dunigan set a career high with five RBI.
Steven Guerra (9-1) earned his first victory since March 25 against Baylor (first in last five starts) with seven innings tossed. Guerra struck out three and surrendered two runs on seven hits and three walks.
Ricky Fairchild took the loss for Kansas, giving up six runs on 10 hits. The 25 hits surrendered by the KU pitching staff tied a school record and Sooners came up five hits shy of tying an Oklahoma record. The Sooner record for most hits in a game is 30 set against Northern Iowa in 1989.
Oklahoma hit three long balls on Sunday, including back-to-back shots by Kody Kaiser (2-for-5, 3 RBI) and Ryan Rohlinger (3-for-6, two RBI), continuing the power trend that has seen them hit 16 home runs during the 13-game winning streak.
The last time OU won 13 consecutive games was during the 1985 season. That club strung together a 19-game winning streak before finishing with 55 wins (second most in program history).
Oklahoma (35-10, 13-4) and Kansas (31-18, 9-11) will conclude the series with game three on Sunday set to begin immediately following Sunday’s first game. OU’s P.J. Sandoval (6-1, 4.76 ERA) will throw opposite KU’s Kodiak Quick (7-3, 3.25 ERA) and the game can be heard live on KOKC 1520 AM.