Texas began its weekend with a 5-3 upset of Oklahoma, the 16th-ranked team in D1baseball.com’s national poll.
Leading the Longhorns at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday was sophomore pitcher Nolan Kingham. Oklahoma scattered six hits over Kingham’s seven innings, but they scored only twice. Kingham, who has not yet allowed more than two earned runs in any of his seven starts, struck out five. Kingham’s season-long ERA was raised slightly from 1.02 to 1.23, but his record improved to 5-2.
Using two sacrifice flyouts, Austin Todd’s run-scoring single and Oklahoma’s botched rundown of Tate Shaw at home plate, Texas scored four times over the game’s first three innings. Texas scored again on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly, which was a play that gave the Longhorns their first earned run. Texas gathered eight hits on Friday night.
Texas (21-12) and Oklahoma (26-7) will resume the Red River Rivalry at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
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