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 SoonerSports.com)