Sooners Take Series with Sunday Win

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma hammered six home runs, including two in the first inning and three in the eighth, as the 15th-ranked Sooners won the rubber game over No. 20 Kansas State, 15-11, Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Kansas State trailed 15-6 after eight innings before putting a scare into the Sooners with a ninth-inning rally highlighted by Carter Jurica's grand slam homer to center field.  However, Sooner reliever Ryan Duke held on as he struck out Daniel Dellasega to end the contest.

Oklahoma won its ninth-straight series over the Wildcats, improving to 32-12 overall and 10-9 in Big 12 play. The Wildcats dropped their second-straight Big 12 series, falling to 30-12 on the year and 10-7 in the league.

OU began its home run barrage in the first inning with the Cats leading 1-0. Garrett Buechele tied the game with a solo shot before Cody Reine, who ended the game 3-for-4 with five RBI, hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run outburst that put the Sooners up 5-1.

Kansas State chipped away at the lead on Ryan Moore's RBI infield single in the second and Kent Urban's run-scoring single in the third to pull K-State to within two at 5-3.

But Oklahoma scored another five runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by Max White's three-run homer over the left-center field wall. Reine burned the Cats again with a two-run single making the score 10-3. The Sooners tacked on single runs in the fifth and sixth and added three solo home runs in the eighth to cap their scoring.

Dellasega went 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles to lead K-State's offense. Jurica drove in five runs in the contest, including four on his first-career grand slam.

Adam Muenster, who went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, extended his hitting streak to 24 games. The streak is now tied for third in school history with Otto Kaifes and is just two shy of tying the mark of 26 games set earlier this season by Nick Martini.

OU right-hander Jack Mayfield (2-0) picked up the win after coming on in relief for starter J.R. Robinson in the third inning. Mayfield sat down nine of the first 10 batters he faced to keep the Wildcats at bay allowing the Sooner offense to build the big cushion.

K-State starter Justin Lindsey (4-3) worked 3.1 innings, allowing eight runs on 10 hits with two walks and one strikeout. James Allen and Evan Marshall tried to keep the Cats in the game as the duo combined to allow just one run on two hits in three innings, including a perfect seventh from Marshall.

Kansas State begins a five-game homestand on Tuesday with a two-game midweek series against Minnesota. First pitch from Tointon Family Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. 

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma hammered six home runs, including two in the first inning and three in the eighth, as the 15th-ranked Sooners won the rubber game over No. 20 Kansas State, 15-11, Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Kansas State trailed 15-6 after eight innings before putting a scare into the Sooners with a ninth-inning rally highlighted by Carter Jurica's grand slam homer to center field.  However, Sooner reliever Ryan Duke held on as he struck out Daniel Dellasega to end the contest.

Oklahoma won its ninth-straight series over the Wildcats, improving to 32-12 overall and 10-9 in Big 12 play. The Wildcats dropped their second-straight Big 12 series, falling to 30-12 on the year and 10-7 in the league.

OU began its home run barrage in the first inning with the Cats leading 1-0. Garrett Buechele tied the game with a solo shot before Cody Reine, who ended the game 3-for-4 with five RBI, hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run outburst that put the Sooners up 5-1.

Kansas State chipped away at the lead on Ryan Moore's RBI infield single in the second and Kent Urban's run-scoring single in the third to pull K-State to within two at 5-3.

But Oklahoma scored another five runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by Max White's three-run homer over the left-center field wall. Reine burned the Cats again with a two-run single making the score 10-3. The Sooners tacked on single runs in the fifth and sixth and added three solo home runs in the eighth to cap their scoring.

Dellasega went 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles to lead K-State's offense. Jurica drove in five runs in the contest, including four on his first-career grand slam.

Adam Muenster, who went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, extended his hitting streak to 24 games. The streak is now tied for third in school history with Otto Kaifes and is just two shy of tying the mark of 26 games set earlier this season by Nick Martini.

OU right-hander Jack Mayfield (2-0) picked up the win after coming on in relief for starter J.R. Robinson in the third inning. Mayfield sat down nine of the first 10 batters he faced to keep the Wildcats at bay allowing the Sooner offense to build the big cushion.

K-State starter Justin Lindsey (4-3) worked 3.1 innings, allowing eight runs on 10 hits with two walks and one strikeout. James Allen and Evan Marshall tried to keep the Cats in the game as the duo combined to allow just one run on two hits in three innings, including a perfect seventh from Marshall.

Kansas State begins a five-game homestand on Tuesday with a two-game midweek series against Minnesota. First pitch from Tointon Family Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.