OKLAHOMA CITY No fooling, but Oklahoma was shut out by Oklahoma State for the first time since April 1, 1985.
The Sooners (37-15, 15-8 Big 12) lost to the Cowboys (35-14, 14-9 Big 12), 7-0, Saturday night at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in game two of the Bedlam Series presented by the Bank of Oklahoma and Your Oklahoma Ford Dealers in front of capacity attendance of 13,066.
OSU’s Brae Wright (7-2) pitched a complete game, striking out five and allowing six hits and a walk.
“I really don’t know what’s going on with our offense,” OU head coach Sunny Golloway said. “Two nights in a row seven hits yesterday and only six hits today. Good pitching is going to get good hitting out and they’re pitching really well right now.”
The Cowboys broke through OU starter Steve Guerra (9-2) early as Ty Wright scored a run in the second inning and batted in another in the third after the Cowboys put their first five batters on base in the frame.
“We’re not seeing signs of success,” Golloway continued. “We’re calling the balls down and away...they’re up and they’re just not even close to where we’re calling the pitch. We’ve got our defense set to guard that pitch we’ve been able to locate all year. For whatever reason, whether its offense or defense, we’re just not executing.”
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Shelby Ford’s solo homer widened the Cowboys’ margin in the sixth. OSU scored twice more in the seventh put the game well out of reach.
“Teams hit these kind of roadblocks and you’ve got to be able to get through them,” Golloway said. “It’s an unfortunate time. I feel badly for our team, our program and our fans. It is what it is and we have to deal with it.”
Oklahoma loses its first series since giving up two games to Texas six weeks ago.
Game three of the Bedlam Series continues at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark Sunday at 5 p.m.