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It’s survive and advance for Oklahoma as the Sooners knock off Kansas 4-2

It’s survive and advance for Oklahoma as the Sooners knock off Kansas 4-2

Oklahoma may have had a disappointing start to the Big 12 Baseball Tournament on Wednesday, but it’s been all uphill since.

The Sooners meant business as they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 4-2 on Friday afternoon advancing to tomorrow’s matchup against the Baylor Bears at 9 a.m.

OU came out dominant in the first inning scoring three of their four runs right away. Kansas was unable to get on the board until the top of the fifth where they had both of their runs.

Both teams made good use of their bullpens where Oklahoma used four different pitchers, and Kansas used three.

The Sooners remain short-handed as Steele Walker and Kyler Murray are being kept out of the game due to minor injuries, but players like Thomas Hughes, Justin Mitchell and Kyle Mendenhall got it going early on to set the pace of a game that resulted in a Sooner victory.

Oklahoma head coach Skip Johnson was joined by starting pitcher Kyle Tyler and Thomas Hughes postgame to talk their strategy for defeating Kansas and what’s next as they prepare for Baylor tomorrow morning.

Watch here for full Kansas postgame reactions after falling to OU 4-2:

 

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