NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma pounded out 17 hits and pitcher Jack Mayfield held Memphis to two runs on seven hits in 6.2 innings as the Sooners evened the weekend series with a 14-6 decision over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
OU broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the third and then used a two-run home run by Max White and doubles by Cody Reine and Chris Ellison to put together a four-run fourth.
The Sooners never let Memphis threaten as its offense got a solo homer from Cameron Seitzer in the fifth and two more scores in the sixth to make it 9-0.
Memphis got on the board in the seventh. Adam McClain extended his hit streak to 17 games with a single to rightfield. Trey Wiedman followed with his ninth home run of the year to trim the deficit to 9-2.
However, Oklahoma put the contest out of reach with a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh. OU catcher Bryan Groth hit a two-run blast and the Sooners collected four hits in the inning.
A bases-loaded double by Tyler Huelsing highlighted a four-run ninth for the Tigers, who banged out 13 hits in the game. Huelsing's three-run double made it 14-6.
Huelsing and Drew Martinez led the Memphis offense with three hits each. Jacob Wilson, McClain and Derrick Thomas had two hits each Brennon Martin was the losing pitcher. The southpaw surrendered six runs on nine hits in four innings.
The Tigers and Sooners will battle it out in the rubber game on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Tiger fans can listen to live coverage of the game. The "Voice" of Tiger Baseball, Jeff Brightwell will call the live play-by-play action on WUMR FM91.7.