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OMAHA, Neb. -- "Twenty-five guys pulling on the same rope."  The 1994 Oklahoma baseball team's season-long motto that inspired them to a 42-17 regular-season record continued to spark OU during postseason play where the Sooners produced thier second baseball national title in school history with a 13-5 rout of Georgia Tech.

The national title capped off an incredible NCAA Tournament run by the Sooners who went undefeated in both the regional tournament in Austin, Texas, and the eight-team double elimination World Series. At the time, OU became only the fifth team since the College World Series moved to Omaha in 1950 to accomplish such a feat. To further demonstrate the Sooners' dominance during the postseason, Oklahoma trailed in just one of the 72 innings in the NCAA Tournament. OU finished the series as the top hitting (.327) and pitching (2.37 ERA) team, while ranking second in defense (committing only five errors).

"We got hot at the right time," said Oklahoma Head Coach Larry Cochell following the championship game. "The momentum that we got in Austin carried over, and the two one-run victories here (against Auburn and Arizona State) gave us the confidence to keep it going."

Leading the way for the Sooners was senior centerfielder Chip Glass, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the series. Glass, who hit only three home runs during the regular season, nailed three round-trippers during the series, including one in the championship game. Over the four-game tournament, the Ukiah, Calif., native batted .389 with four RBI and three stolen bases.

With the game tied at two after three innings, Oklahoma jumped ahead and claimed a commanding lead that it would not relinquish. Aided by four hits and three Yellow Jacket errors, the Sooners scored five runs in the fourth inning to break open a 7-2 lead. Two frames later, a two-run double by Tech's designated hitter Michael Sorrow (in the top of the sixth) brought the Jackets back to within three runs before a three-run homer by sophomore designated hitter Damon Minor capped off a four-run bottom of the sixth to put the game away for good.

Junior leftfielder Aric Thomas and senior rightfielder Darvin Traylor led all Oklahoma hitters with three hits and runs apiece, while both drove in one run each. Junior righthander Tim Walton, who pitched five scoreless innings in relief a week before against Arizona State in the Sooners' second game of the series, picked up the win for OU after throwing 2.1 strong innings in relief of senior starting pitcher Kevin Lovingier. Oklahoma's ace closer, junior righthander Bucky Buckles, came on for the final 3.2 innings of work to close out the game and record his school and Big Eight record 14th save of the season.

Buckles' performance earned him a spot on the all-tournament team along with five other Sooners: Glass, senior second baseman Rick Gutierrez, sophomore first baseman Ryan Minor, Traylor and junior pitcher Mark Redman. As a team, Oklahoma set a championship game record with its 13 runs and tied the record with 16 hits.

"We didn't have any superstars," commented Glass. "This was a team in the truest sense of the word. We all pulled together and did what it took to win."
 
1994 NCAA College World Series Championship Game
Oklahoma 13, Georgia Tech 5 - Sunday, June 11 - Omaha, Neb.

Oklahoma (50-17)
Name (Pos)
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
PO
A
Thomas, lf
5
3
3
1
0
0
2
0
Hansen, lf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Traylor, rf
4
3
3
1
1
0
1
0
Gutierrez, 2b
4
1
2
3
1
0
2
3
D. Minor, dh
4
1
1
3
0
1
0
0
Bradshaw, ph
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Hills, ss
4
1
2
2
0
1
1
4
Glass, cf
5
2
2
1
0
0
5
0
Mariani, 3b
3
0
2
2
2
0
1
1
R. Minor, 1b
4
1
0
0
0
1
9
1
Soto, ph/1b
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
Flores, c
5
1
1
0
0
0
2
6
Lovingier, p
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Buckles, p
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
Totals
39
13
16
13
5
4
27
18

Georgia Tech (50-17)
Name (Pos)
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
PO
A
Garciaparra, ss
5
1
2
1
0
0
3
4
McIntyre, 2b
5
0
0
0
0
1
3
7
Payton, cf
5
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
Varitek, c
3
2
2
1
2
0
4
1
Hensley, 3b/1b
4
1
1
0
0
0
1
4
Byers, 1b
1
0
0
0
2
0
12
0
T. Barr, ph
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Lincoln, pr
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Easterling, lf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sorrow, dh
2
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
M. Barr., ph
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Smith, lf/rf
4
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Saler, rf
3
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
Ritter, ph/3b
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Gogolin, p
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Totals
34
5
10
5
6
5
24
18

Score by Innings
Team
R
H
E
Georgia Tech
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
5
10
4
Oklahoma
2
0
0
5
0
4
2
0
x
13
16
0

E - Hensley 2 (16), Saier (5), Varitek (9)
DP - Georgia Tech 3, Oklahoma 1
LOB - Georgia Tech 8, Oklahoma 8
2B - Payton (27), Sorrow (9), Hills (28). 3B - Traylor (3)
HR - Garciaparra (16), Varitek (17), D. Mino (14), Glass (6)
SB - Glass (26), CS - Garciaparra, Mariani

Oklahoma
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Lovingier
2.0
3
2
2
2
2
Snyder
1.0
1
0
0
1
0
Walton (7-3)
2.1
2
2
2
2
1
Buckles (14)
3.2
4
1
1
1
2

Oklahoma
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Gogolin (12-3)
3.1
7
7
3
3
0
Myers
2.2
5
4
4
0
3
McGill
1.0
4
2
2
1
0
Cason
1.0
0
0
0
1
1

WP - McGill. HBP - by Myers (Hills).
Umpires - Runchey, Pederson, Nelson, Magnusson
Start - 12:07 p.m., Time - 2:50, Attendance - 21,053