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Sooners Take 10-Inning Thriller Over Top-10 Tennessee

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oklahoma baseball earned its first victory of the season in a 10-inning thriller over No. 5/8/9/11 Tennessee, 5-1, Saturday night at Globe Life Field.

After each team scored solo runs in the fourth inning, a defensive duel ensued with five straight scoreless innings before OU put up a four-spot at the top of the 10th. 

A one-out RBI double to left field from junior John Spikerman broke the tie, plating freshman Jaxon Willits. Sophomores Easton Carmichael and Rocco Garza-Gongora added insurance with RBI singles in the frame to bring the final to 5-1, Oklahoma. 

“I thought they played with will, they played hard,” said head coach Skip Johnson. “We came into the weekend wanting to play with an edge and I thought we played with an edge. 

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