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No pitcher in the Big 12 had more strikeouts than Oklahoma’s ace Jake Bennett did last week. Bennett was rewarded with the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week award after his seven-inning outing against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Bennett was nothing short of dominant against the Wildcats, throwing seven shutout innings with 11 strikeouts in OU’s 14-2 win.
The Sooners’ ace has been a steadying presence on an Oklahoma pitching staff that is still struggling to find consistency, particularly in the bullpen.
The tall sophomore now sits at 4-2 on the season with a 3.29 ERA for the crimson and cream. OU now has back-to-back series wins in Big 12 play.
The Sooners will have Bennett back in action against the TCU Horned Frogs as OU travels to Fort Worth to take on the second-place team in the Big 12. Their three-game series will begin on May 6.
Oklahoma is currently fourth in the conference. A series win here could be enough to jump third-place Texas Tech, depending on how things go in the Red Raiders series against conference leader Oklahoma State.
The Sooners still have a series against Texas Tech on the schedule this season. Those games will be huge for conference tournament positioning when the two teams meet in Lubbock.
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