NORMAN – Oklahoma took the direct for superior with two operates in the sixth inning and the OU bullpen pitched 4.2 shutout frames as the Sooners opened the 2019 time with a 4-1 gain around Cal Poly Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Freshman Jaret Godman (1-) acquired the victory with 2.2 scoreless innings in relief. He struck out two batters and permitted a walk and a person strike. Sophomore starter Cade Cavalli struck out 3 batters and scattered 6 hits and a run throughout 4.1 innings. Freshman Wyatt Olds and junior transfer Jason Ruffcorn closed out the game with a person scoreless inning apiece as Ruffcorn acquired the preserve.
Senior 3rd baseman Brylie Ware went 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored a run, and junior shortstop Brandon Zaragoza singled and scored twice. The duo merged for 11 fielding assists, such as a pair of diving stops and a bare-handed fielding play by Ware to nab runners at initially base. Zaragoza took a grounder to next himself and turned a 6-3 double play to finish the sixth inning.
“It was a challenging environment to play in,” Oklahoma head coach Skip Johnson explained of the weather, which was 30 levels with a 20 mph northwest wind at initially pitch. “I was really happy that they came out and executed, and I was really happy of our protection. In the middle of the get Z (Zaragoza) leads off and we begin possessing some high-quality at bats. Then for the rest of the game we really had some high-quality at bats. With the force scenario in a challenging environment to play in with the weather the way it was, I was really happy of individuals men for performing that.”
The Sooners (1-) struck initially when Ware dropped a base strike into appropriate subject in the 3rd inning, scoring freshman middle fielder Milan Walla from next. Walla lined a single into middle subject in his initially collegiate at bat.
After the Mustangs (-1) tied the rating 1-1 on an infield single deep in the hole at brief by initially baseman Tate Samuelson, OU took the direct again with a pair of operates in the base of the sixth. The Sooners plated the two operates without a strike, but with two walks, a strike batter, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Zaragoza led off with a walk and scored on a wild pitch. Ware, who was strike by a pitch, scored on the sac fly by sophomore initially baseman Tyler Hardman.
Zaragoza started off the eighth inning with a base strike to middle and scored on a passed ball after a pair of walks loaded the bases to increase the direct to 4-1.
Cal Poly starter Jarred Zill (-1) permitted 3 operates and struck out seven in 5.1 innings in the decline.
The Sooners and Mustangs go on the sequence at 2 p.m. Saturday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.