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OU Baseball Wright State Recap

By Dave Myrick

This weekend saw Oklahoma baseball return to L. Dale Mitchell Park with a four game stand against the Wright State Raiders. Coming off a tough Tuesday night loss to DBU, the offense exploded in Friday’s home opener winning 20-0. OU would pound out 21 hits, blasting 2 home runs and 8 extra base hits. Junior John Spikerman continued his torrid start to the 24 campaign going 3-3 with a double and 3 RBI. The speedy outfielder is batting just north of .500 this season against right-handed pitching. He wasn’t alone Friday in the smoking at the plate category, as fellow outfielder Bryce Madron went 2-4 with a HR and 3 RBI. SHSU transfer Braden Davis went 6 outstanding innings, striking out 8 while picking up his first win of the year.

Saturday saw the two square off twice on a breezy day in Norman with Oklahoma putting up a combined 24 runs in the two games. Game one saw Brendan Girton get the start, going 3 & two thirds with a pair of strikeouts. John Spikerman continued to crush it, going 3-4 with 4 RBI and a home run that hasn’t landed yet, Spike’s first of the season. Six sooners would collect double digits in hits game one. Wichita State transfer Jace Miner would close out a 14-9 victory, picking up his first win of the season.

Game two saw a much anticipated start by OU Junior Kyson Witherspoon. Witherspoon, who dazzled against the Vols in Arlington with electric stuff, went 5 innings against the Raiders in his first career start for OU, striking out 3 while allowing 2 ER and picking up his first win of the season. Offensively Michael Snyder and Kendall Pettis got into the home run party as Pettis finished 3/4 with 3 RBI and a stolen base.

Sunday finished off the series as The Raiders would get a little payback, routing Oklahoma 12-2. James Hitt toed the rubber for Oklahoma in the Sunday series finale, only lasting 2 and a third, allowing 8 hits, 6 earned runs while striking out 3. Things did not get any better for reliever Will Carsten, going 2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 3 as well. Offensively Oklahoma managed only six hits on the day as the Horizon League pre season #1 pick salvaged a win against 5-3 Oklahoma.

Next up for Oklahoma: The Vegas College Baseball Classic against The Pitt Panthers, Friday at 4 pm