CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three errors in the final three innings of play hampered the West Virginia University baseball team as it fell 4-3 in 10 innings to No. 10 Oklahoma on Friday evening at Appalachian Power Park.
The day was highlighted by 3,279 fans coming out to the ballpark, the most to ever witness a WVU baseball game in the state of West Virginia.
The Mountaineers fell to 27-20 overall and 9-7 in the Big 12, and the Sooners improved to 34-12 and 11-5 in conference play. WVU held the hit advantage at 10-8, while committing three errors to Oklahoma’s one.
Tied 3-3 entering the 10th inning, back-to-back singles by Garrett Carey and Kolbey Carpenter put runners on first and second base for Oklahoma with one out. Matt Oberste came to the plate and lined a ball to third base that junior third baseman Ryan Tuntland kicked to load the bases for Craig Aikin. Aikin hit a one-hop fielder’s choice to shortstop, allowing Carey to score the game-winning run.
Junior right-hander Corey Walter (4-5) took the loss, allowing two runs, both unearned, on four hits in 3.0 innings of relief. Walter struck out two and walked two.
Taking the no-decision for WVU was sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave (7-1) who struck out 11 in 7.0 innings of work. Musgrave allowed two runs on four hits with four walks. He saw a scoreless innings streak of 27.1 snapped in the top of the third inning.