This seems to be a common theme around the league this week for Big 12 teams playing in Texas, and Oklahoma and Texas’ baseball squads are the latest to follow suit in scheduling a Saturday doubleheader. Weather in the area has forced yet another change in game times.
The Sooners and Longhorns will get going at 2:30 p.m. CT at Disch-Falk Field, before playing game two roughly 30 minutes after the opener, the teams announced Saturday morning.
This is after Oklahoma (20-19, 5-8 Big 12) somewhat surprisingly grabbed game one in 2-1 fashion Friday evening. It rode a strong pitching performance by the duo of Braxton Douthit and Carter Campbell and held on for the one-run victory.
“The defense was good, and Braxton made pitches when he had to,” said Oklahoma head coach Skip Johnson. “He probably didn’t have his ‘A’ game, but he had his ‘B’ and ‘C’ game, made pitches when he had to and got some ground balls. The defense was outstanding. We got a big hit by Caden Powell, and separated balls from strikes and had quality at bats. That was really big.”
Douthit tossed a solid six innings and scattered four hits, with two strikeouts. Campbell (5-3) then entered and permitted only three hits with nothing across over the final three frames.
Texas (27-13, 8-5 Big 12) scored the game’s initial run on a bases-loaded walk by shortstop Mitchell Daly in the bottom of the second. Oklahoma scored the equalizer when Powell ripped his RBI double in the top of the fifth. The Sooners then returned the bases-loaded, base-on-balls favor when second baseman Jackson Nicklaus worked a walk to bring in the go-ahead run.
Longhorns ace Lucas Gordon earned a no-decision while exiting with one earned run on six hits and two walks, nine strikeouts, in seven innings. David Shaw lasted only 0.1 inning and was tagged with the loss, having surrendered a run on a hit.