Oklahoma Ends Weekend With Loss to Virginia Tech

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 18, 2018
Virginia Tech

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The University of Oklahoma baseball team committed six errors and lost to Virginia Tech, 14-6, at TicketReturn.com Field to end the Baseball at the Beach, hosted by Coastal Carolina, on Sunday afternoon. The Sooners head home after amassing a 1-3 record on opening record, while the Hokies improved to 1-2.

Virginia Tech got six runs on three hits and four errors in the third and added five runs on four hits and an error in the fourth. Oklahoma scored a single run in the fifth, sixth and seventh, including a solo home run by freshman designated hitter Tyler Hardman (Corona, Calif.).

Junior right fielder Cade Harris (Leona, Texas) led the OU lineup with his first three-hit game as a Sooner; going 3-for-4 with two runs, two walks and one RBI.  Junior center fielder Steele Walker (Prosper, Texas) added a 2-for-5 day and junior Thomas Hughes (Norman, Okla.) came off the bench to play second and pick up a two-RBI single.

For the Hokies, second baseman Jack Owens was 3-for-6 with two runs. Catcher Joe Freiday went 2-for-4 with four RBI, including a bases-clearing double in the fourth.

Junior right-hander Kyle Tyler (Oklahoma City) took the loss for Oklahoma in a three-inning start. He surrendered nine runs, only three of which were earned, on six hits and two walks with one strikeout. Freshman RHP Jake Terry (Sand Springs, Okla.) was the most effective of five OU relievers as he pitched two-hitless innings.

Dylan Hall (1-0) got the win for Virginia Tech. He went five innings and allowed just one run on six hits and two walks, while striking out four.

The Sooners return to Norman for their home opener Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. against Abilene Christian.