OU baseball: three Sooners that stood out in weekend series towards Missouri State
The Sooners closed their collection with Missouri State with a 6-1 win Sunday, marking the second one directly weekend. The Sooners responded to a tough Friday nighttime loss with series-clinching wins on Saturday and Sunday. Both series wins featured an early punch to the mouth using the opponent and an ambitious response in video games two and three. This weekend, 3 Sooners stood out inside the team’s success down the stretch: Cade Cavalli Just an afternoon after he tossed five.1 scoreless innings at the mound, sophomore Cade Cavalli racked up three hits at the plate, such as a three-run lengthy ball that helped the Sooners ruin the sport open within the 4th. On Sunday, the Bixby, Oklahoma local, knocked one extra home run in a -hit attempt. “Well, it’s certainly proper,” teach Skip Johnson stated of Cavalli’s recent production. “The aspect is we’ve recognized he’s had that talent, and now we’re just figuring out his routines of the pitching aspect of it.” Cavalli’s production stage on the mound and at the plate has taken leaps from his freshman yr. Last yr, Cavalli hit simply over.Two hundred on the plate and gave up 13 earned runs in 17.1 innings at the hill. “The last yr changed into tough,” Cavalli said. “I struggled; all and sundry are aware of that however, we worked on my method
… I’m excited with the effects, but I have to live inside the manner.” Conor McKenna Entering the game in opposition to Rice on March nine, Conor McKenna batted common inside the low .230s. That sport, the junior 2d baseman poked hits, reached base in four of six plate appearances, and walked home two runs as the Sooners scored thirteen unanswered runs to win 17-eight. Since that day, McKenna is 10-for-19 at the plate with 4 RBI, including eight hits in 11 at-bats in the Missouri State collection. His batting average has jumped to .307 in that week-length stretch. Levi Prater The sophomore lefty is the reigning Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and might very well obtain the honor once again after his dominant performance on Sunday.
A fourth-inning home run turned into the simplest blemish in the series. It hit column for Prater, who threw seven strong innings and have become the primary Oklahoma pitcher of the twenty-first century to report 15 strikeouts in a sport. Prater misplaced his streak of 17 scoreless innings but has now allowed just one run in his remaining 21 innings — precise for an ERA of zero.33 throughout that point frame. Now 16-4 on the year, the Sooners will play a pair of street games against New Mexico before hosting Kansas Friday-Sunday to open convention play.