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Sooners Even Things Up Against ASU PDF Print
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Monday, 04 June 2012 18:52

The Appalachian State University baseball team finds itself in a winner-take-all situation after Oklahoma belted the Mountaineers 14-6 at Davenport Field in the Charlottesville Regional Monday afternoon. ASU (41-17) came into Monday's game needing just one win against Oklahoma to advance to its first Super Regional in school history. The Mountaineers

beat the Sooners 5-4 on Saturday. The Mountaineers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but he Sooners (41-23) tied it up in the fourth with a three-run rally of their own in the fourth. And the Sooners, who were limited to 13 hits in the first three games of regional play, continued their hot hitting as they grabbed a 7-3 lead in the sixth inning. Freshman Jamie Nunn came on in relief of Rob Marcello, who struggled with his control. Marcello had given up just three hits with three strikeouts going into the sixth.
They errupted for four runs in the sixth, thanks in part to four consecutive run-producing hits, that gave Oklahoma a 7-3 lead. Things got worse from there as the Sooners tallied four more times in the seventh. Cody Reine had a three-run homer and Garrett Carey had a solo shot for an 11-3 advantage. David Port coughed up both home run balls. The Mountaineers also left 14 runners on base.
Oklahoma’s designated hitter Matt Oberste was 4 for 4, and Reine wound up with six RBIs. ASU’s Brandon Burris, starting in place of injured Tyler Zupcic, was 3 for 6. Freshman Jeffrey Springs (2-0), who has started four games this season, will start tonight’s game for ASU. The winner of tonight’s game, which is scheduled to start about 8 p.m., will advance to next weekend’s Super Regional to face two-time defending national champion South Carolina.

Photo Courtesy: Jamie Nunn, ASU Athletics

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