No. 17 Sooners fall to 11-2 with 6-1 loss against UT Arlington
The No. 17 Oklahoma baseball team dropped its second game of the season after falling, 6-1, to UT Arlington on Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.
Key Stat: 22 — With OU’s two errors Tuesday night, the Sooners (11-2) have committed 22 errors in just 13 games this season.
Key Player: UT Arlington pitcher Chase Weaver — The lefty kept Sooner hitters off balanced all night, allowing no runs on two hits in 5 1/3 innings. OU could not square up Weaver for most of the night.
Honorable Mention: UT Arlington designated hitter Matt Shortall — He delivered with a key two-run double in the bottom of the fifth, an inning that saw three runs. At the time, the Mavericks (8-4) were leading, 3-0, in a manageable game for OU, but those two runs gave UT Arlington the cushion it needed to send the Sooners back to Norman with a loss.
What it means: This loss is big in terms of the team’s RPI, and it does not exactly help the team’s morale going into a tough trip to Los Angeles this weekend.
What’s next for the Sooners: OU will look to rebound this weekend, but it’s going to be a tough slate for the two-loss team. The Sooners will be traveling to Los Angeles to take on USC, No. 12 UCLA and No. 22 Notre Dame starting at 8 p.m. Friday. If OU has not shown what it is truly made of, then people will find out this weekend.