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Old 03-25-2019, 09:35 AM   #6
SoonerTraveler
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Default Re: 2019 Oklahoma Sooner Baseball

Observation 1 ... The OU baseball problem = OSU.

Over the previous 5 seasons (2014-18) there have been 23 Bedlam baseball games. OU has only won 5 of those games, going 5-18 against their rival.

Current Streak: OU has lost 7 in a row.

Tuesday night will be an opportunity to end that streak, in Stillwater.

Observation 2 ... Pitching

It is really hard to win 21 out of 25 baseball games, no matter who you schedule. So far, OU's Starting Pitchers have been outstanding, and the Closer (Jason Ruffcorn) has also been very good, with 6 saves so far. On the other hand, the other Relief Pitchers have been shaky. For example, in the loss to Missouri State, OU led by a score of 8-0 after 6 innings. Then, a series of OU relief pitchers allowed 7 runs in the 7th inning, and OU ended up losing 11-8.

The preseason (season-ending) injury to junior LHP Braidyn Fink really hurt the pitching staff, as he was a dependable Relief Pitcher as a sophomore. The 2019 stats (so far) for the primary OU pitchers are posted below. The list is sorted by Innings pitched.

IP .. (ERA) .. W-L .. (App/GS) .. Pitcher
37.1 .. (2.89) .. 5-0 .. (6/6) .. Nathan Wiles (Jr; RHP; 6-4; 228) Overland Park, Kansas
36.2 .. (0.98) .. 5-1 .. (6/6) .. Levi Prater (So; LHP; 6-0; 174) Ada, Oklahoma
33.0 .. (1.64) .. 3-1 .. (6/6) .. Cade Cavalli (So; RHP; 6-4; 226) Bixby, Oklahoma
28.0 .. (1.61) .. 5-0 .. (6/5) .. Ben Abram (Fr, RHP, 6-7; 264) Ontario, Canada

16.2 .. (1.08) .. 0-0 .. (15/0) .. Jason Ruffcorn (Jr; RHP; 6-1; 194) Texas A&M Transfer
14.1 .. (5.02) .. 2-0 .. (7/2) .. Jaret Godman (Fr; RHP; 6-1; 183) Las Vegas, Nevada
12.0 .. (5.25) .. 0-1 .. (14/0) .. Wyatt Olds (Fr; RHP; 6-0; 166) McLoud, Oklahoma
10.2 .. (0.84) .. 0-0 .. (8/0) .. Ryan Madden (Sr; RHP; 6-3; 186) Westminster, Colorado
10.2 .. (3.38) .. 0-1 .. (12/0) .. Zack Mathews (So; RHP; 6-1; 210) Wellston, Oklahoma
_9.1 .. (0.00) .. 0-0 .. (11/0) .. Ledgend Smith (So; LHP; 6-2; 221) Binger, Oklahoma
_9.0 .. (9.00) .. 1-0 .. (11/0) .. Aaron Brooks (So; RHP; 6-1; 168) Blanchard, Oklahoma

More Detailed Stats:
http://www.soonersports.com//attachm...B_OEM_ID=31000
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