Thursday, May 23, 2013

Baseball: Sooners Defeat Bears in Big 12 Tourney Opener

Jonathan Gray allowed just three hits and struck out 12 in a complete-game shutout to lead Oklahoma to a 2-0 victory over Baylor to open the Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Sooners (37-19) scored one run in each the first and third innings and didn't have a hit after the fourth, but none of that mattered with Gray on the mound.

After the game was delayed 3 ½ hours due to rain, Gray (9-2) started out shaky, throwing six straight balls to being his outing. But Gray recovered from a leadoff walk to punch out two in the first and finished in cruise control, starting the final inning with back-to-back punch outs to match his career high.

Dillon Newman (3-4) was efficient on the mound for Baylor (27-26), but was rocked early for six hits in the first four innings while the Bears stranded six baserunners.

Oklahoma faces Texas Tech Saturday at 9 a.m. in Game 2 of pool play after the tournament was postponed one day and reformatted after a devastating tornado hit nearby.(Find More at

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Baylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
 Oklahoma 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 6 1
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