A tough low score loss for Texas even though Lucas Gordon delivered a stellar pitching performance for Texas. The Longhorns bats could not come alive at a couple key points in the game.
The game was tied 1-1 until the bottom of the eight when Oklahoma scored on a bases-loaded walk.
Texas left seven on base, had only six hits, only to be out done by OU with eight left on base and seven hits. It was a slow game — fans likely thankful for the pitch clock — felt like a trip floating down the river.
Gordon pitched seven innings, threw 107 pitches, 72 of them for strikes, faced 27 batters, allowed six hits, gave up two walks, one run, and NINE STRIKEOUTS.
Texas hits came from Porter Brown with two, Garret Guillemette with two hits and provided Texas’ one run, Jared Thomas hit a triple to deep right field with one out that had the makings of a Texas rally, then Texas bats could not heat up. Dylan Campbell singled up the middle to start the eighth inning and Eric Kennedy laid down the most excellent bunt down the first base line, but missed being safe on first by just half a stride.
Had Kennedy been safe, the bunt would have made the highlight reel.
Maybe it was because of the perfect 68° Friday night, calm, no wind, and fresh air after thunderstorms rolled through dumping buckets of rain the night before. Even after the loss, the 7,156 fans who came out looked relaxed yet unfazed that OU took the game.
Texas plays Oklahoma on Saturday and Sunday with games at 2:30 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk.