The Oklahoma Sooners (27-15) lost two of three against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (32-9) at Rip Griffin Park in Lubbock, Texas.
Left fielder Cade Harris hit a RBI single in the second inning of game one before catcher Brady Lindsly hit a solo home run in the third. Two innings later, right fielder Steele Walker hit a RBI single before shortstop Brandon Zaragoza hit a RBI double in the 10th. OU lost 5-4.
Starter Jake Irvin pitched eight innings, which included three runs allowed, two earns and seven strikeouts. Then, five relievers followed Irvin’s start and allowed two runs in the 10th.
First baseman Cade Cavalli hit a solo home run in the third before two runs scored on a Walker double. Two innings later, Walker and center fielder Kyler Murray each hit solo home runs. Finally, Zaragoza hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth. OU lost 12-6.
OU’s pitching allowed 12 runs on 14 hits, walked five and struck out nine.
Lindsly started the scoring in the series finale with a two-run single in the first before third baseman Brylie Ware hit a sacrifice fly. In the seventh, Harris scored on a wild pitch before Murray hit a RBI ground-rule double. Then, Ware hit a single RBI before first baseman Tyler Hardman earned a RBI walk. In the eighth, Walker hit a two-run home run. Finally, Zaragoza hit a RBI single before Lindsly hit a two-run single in the ninth. OU won 12-5.
Starter Nathan Wiles pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowed five runs and struck out three before reliever Austin Hansen finished the game with a five-out appearance.
OU will finish its road trip with a Tuesday night game against the UT Arlington Mavericks (20-20) at Clay Ground Ballpark at 6:30 p.m.