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April 20, 2014

WVU baseball powers past Oklahoma, 9-5

NORMAN, Okla. — The WVU baseball team tied a season high with 18 hits to defeat Oklahoma, 9-5, on Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

The win gives the Mountaineers their second Big 12 series win of the season and improves the overall record to 19-16 and 4-7 in conference play. Oklahoma drops to 25-16 overall and 5-7 in Big 12 play.

Junior center fielder Bobby Boyd and junior right fielder Brad Johnson each had four hits, and senior left fielder Jacob Rice finished with three hits. Junior catcher Cam O’Brien drove in five runs and Johnson scored twice.

 WVU senior right-hander Corey Walter (0-4) took a no-decision in his first start in over a year. Walter allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits with one strikeout and one walk in four innings.

 Senior right-hander Ryan Tezak (2-0) relieved Walter and threw 2.2 innings of no-hit baseball for the win. Tezak struck out one and walked three, before giving way to senior right-hander Sean Carley.

 In his first relief appearance, Carley picked up his first career save. Carley pitched 2.1 innings of one run, two-hit relief, striking out one and walking one.

 OU starter Jacob Evans (3-2) gave up three runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and no walks in 5.2 innings. Reliever Kindle Ladd (3-2) took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits with one strikeout in one inning.

 The Sooner had nine hits with three by Niko Buentello and two by Craig Aikin and Niko Buentello. James drove in two runs.

 West Virginia will head home for five home games this week, beginning with Maryland on Tuesday at Hawley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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