Game Notes: Oklahoma vs. Samford (NCAA Regional)

Game Notes: Oklahoma vs. Samford
Location: Tallahassee, Fla. - Dick Howser Stadium
Result: Win, 4-0
Attendance: 3,097
Date: June 2, 2018



  • Set the OU single-season record for strikeouts with 593, breaking the previous mark of 576 by the 2010 Sooners.
  • Won its first two games in a NCAA Regional for the first time since 2013.
  • The Sooners improved to 82-71 in NCAA Tournament all-time.
  • OU earned its 34th game with 10-plus strikeouts this season.
  • The Sooners are 3-1 all-time against Samford.
  • OU improved to 29-8 when scoring firs this season.
  • Oklahoma has seven shutouts this season and earned its first postseason shutout since 2010 (Virginia, Super Regional).

Austin Hansen

  • Earned his ninth save of the season, which is tied for eighth in OU single-season history.

Thomas Hughes

  • Matched his career-high with three hits.
  • Second straight game with at least three hits.

Kyle Mendenhall

  • Hit his fourth home run of the season and 10th of his career.
  • Recorded his first home run in a 45-game span. Mendenhall's last home run came on March 10 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Brylie Ware

  • Reached base for the 10th straight game on a first-inning hit-by-pitch.
  • Leads OU with 17 hit-by-pitches this season.

Nathan Wiles

  • Set his career high with 10 strikeouts and 8.2 innings pitched.