It’s been 12 years since the Oklahoma Sooners had been to Omaha on business trip and they wasted no time getting down to business.
The Sooners beat the Texas A&M Aggies 13-8 in the highest scoring Men’s College World Series game in Charles Schwab Stadium history.
Here’s the anatomy of how it all went down:
Top of the 1st:
1st Baseman Blake Robertson hit into a fielder’s choice to plate John Spikerman for the first run.
Top of the 2nd:
The 2nd is when things really opened up for the Sooners
The Aggies loaded the bases (according to A&M skip Jim Schlossnagle they gave up 19 free bases in their first four innings)
and walked Peyton Graham, which scored Jackson Nicklaus.
Blake Robertson stuck again with a seeing eye single to bring home Kendall Pettis and John Spikerman
Tanner Treadway kept it going in the second with a single that scored Peyton Graham.
JImmy Crooks was next to contribute to OU’s onslaught, he homered to right bringing home Blake Robertson and Tanner Treadway.
Bottom of the 2nd:
The Aggies got off the mat in the bottom of the second as Centerfieder and 8 hole hitter Jordan Thompson went yard, Scoring Troy Claunch and Brett Minnich.
Top of the 4th:
Jackson Nicklaus hit only the 3rd Grand Slam ever in Charles Schwab Mens College Baseball World Series history, bringing Tanner Treadway, Jimmy Crooks and Wallace Clark home with him.
Bottom of the 4th:
Aggies fight, DH Austin Bost cranks a solo shot to left field.
Take a breath, 16 runs in 4 innings
both teams go 3 scoreless innings and then, in the bottom of the 7th Texas A&M start to gig.
Small balling the Sooners to death to get back within striking distance
Bottom of 7:
Kole Kaler, A&M’s number 9 hitter gets a single thru and scores Troy Claunch
Trevor Werner singles to right and scores Jordan Thompson
Jack Moss singles to center to score Kole Kaler
Dylan Rock hits into a fielder’s choice to score Trevor Werner
At the end of the 7th the team had combined for the highest run total in Charles Schwab Stadium history
Top of 9:
John Spikerman supplied some insurance and tacked one more run to Charles Schwab history as he singled to centerfield and scored Sebastian Orduno
Final Score :
The game was just 7 minutes short of 4 hours
Jake Bennett gets the win
Nathan Dettmer takes the loss
Oklahoma DH Brett Squires was hit in his left hand by a pitch and
broke his hand. Out for the season.
Sooners advance to face Notre Dame at 6:00 on Sunday
You can listen to it on 107.7 The Franchise/ Franchise 2 AM 1560
ESPN 2 will also be broadcasting it on TV if you’re so inclined.