OU Baseball Notebook April 1

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

Overall Record: 22-7

 

Big 12 Record: 4-2

 

LAST WEEK RESULTS: 1-3

L 6-5 on road at Oklahoma State

W 2-1 on road at West Virginia

L 12-4 on road at West Virginia

L 5-1 on road at West Virginia

 

THIS WEEK SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, April 2 vs. Oral Roberts – 6:30 p.m. (Norman, Okla.)

Friday, April 5 vs. TCU – 6 p.m. (Norman, Okla.)

Saturday, April 6 vs. TCU – 2 p.m. (Norman, Okla.)

Sunday, April 7 vs. TCU – 1 p.m. (Norman, Okla.)

 

KEY NOTES OF WEEK

 Until Sunday, Oklahoma had won 14 straight rubber games in Big 12 conference series dating back to the end of the 2014 season. OU had won 17 straight series rubber games overall during the same time frame.

 The Sooners dropped their first weekend series of the season. OU had won at least two games each weekend for the first six weeks of the season.

 OU has allowed three or fewer runs in 19 of 29 games this season, and allowed one or zero runs 12 times.

 The Sooners rank 12th nationally in ERA (2.91), sixth in double plays (28), 12th in triples (12) and 15th in shutouts (4). OU batters have drawn 159 walks, a total that ranks 14th nationally

 Three of four hits by junior second baseman Conor McKenna last week went for extra bases. He homered at Oklahoma State on Tuesday and doubled twice against West Virginia Friday.

 Sophomore Cade Cavalli struck out a career-high eight batters and allowed just four hits and three walks in 5.0 innings Friday, turning in what head coach Skip Johnson described as his best pitching performance of the season to this point.

 Junior Jason Ruffcorn picked up his seventh save of the season and fourth in a span of six games on Friday night. He leads the Big 12 and ranks 11th nationally in saves. He also leads the league and ranks seventh nationally with 17 appearances.

 Freshman Wyatt Olds ranks 10th nationally and second in the Big 12 with 16 appearances. He pitched 2.2 innings across two appearances last week, allowing no runs, one hit, one walk and striking out three batters. He retired all six batters he faced on Sunday.

 Freshman Jaret Godman pitched 4.1 innings in two appearances last week. He struck out three batters and allowed three hits, a run and no walks, and retired eight straight batters to end his outing Sunday.

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