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Oklahoma Baseball: Sooners fall to New Orleans in 12 innings


The winning streak is over.

Oklahoma continued its homestand Friday night by hosting the New Orleans Pioneers at L. Dale Mitchell Park in the first of a three-weekend series.

The Sooners entered the day undefeated on the home season and winning six straight streaks, but those two streaks would end in heartbreaking fashion with OU dropping 10-7 in 12 innings.

Depart for Skip Johnsonthe club was left-handed Jake Bennett which continued its excellent start to the 2022 campaign.

Bennett went six solid innings, allowing a single run and six hits while striking out ten New Orleans batters.

Bennett’s only run would come in third with a run on an outfielder’s pick to give the Pioneers a 1-0 early lead.

The Sooners, however, got that run in the bottom half on a triple RBI by shortstop Peyton Graham tie things up at 1-1.

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The score would stay there until the sixth when the Oklahoma Bats came alive to hit for four runs on hits from Jimmy Crooks and Diego Muniz accompanied by a two-point double by Trent Brown.

Central gardener Tanner Tredaway took the lead the next round with a sacrifice fly to give OU a seemingly comfortable 6-1 advantage.

The Pioneers managed to claw back a bit in the eighth, hitting two runs on Oklahoma’s reliever Bin Abram to make things interesting once again at 6-3.

Disaster then hit Oklahoma the next frame in the ninth, with New Orleans tackling four runs on Jaret Godman and Michael Trevin only to suddenly jump ahead with a run at 7-6.

OU managed to get things back on track in the bottom of the ninth with Muniz getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and an out, but failed to push the winning run – forcing the game into extra frames.

The game froze in the 12th when the Pioneers broke through to regain the lead by hitting for three runs on the OU reliever. Carson Atwood.

The Sooners were retired in order in the bottom half of the inning with New Orleans wrapping up the 10-7 win.

The loss ends OU’s six-game winning streak and marks its first home loss of the season.

Oklahoma will continue its streak with New Orleans Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. back at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman.