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With the move to a stronger conference seemingly moving closer and closer, the Oklahoma Sooners are but one win away from the College World Series after beating Virginia Tech 5-4 in game one of the Super Regionals.
The Sooners jumped out to an early lead in the first inning on a Blake Robertson RBI single to bring in John Spikerman. In the second inning, Kendall Pettis and Spikerman brought in a run each to give the Sooners an early 3-0 lead.
Pettis hit another RBI single in the sixth inning to bring in what would end up being the game winning run.
Jake Bennett started on the mound, and held the No. 4 Hokies scoreless through five innings. While the Hokies did score four runs off of Bennett, three of them were unearned. Bennett struck out eight through seven innings. Trevin Michael worked two scoreless innings for the save.
Michael was untouchable, striking out four through two innings. The Hokies didn’t get a single baserunner against Michael.
OU hasn’t made it to Omaha since 2010. A win tomorrow will secure the program’s first College World Series birth in over a decade and perhaps continue a very magical championship run.
The Sooners and Hokies will play game two tomorrow at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.
Meanwhile, the Texas Longhorns are one game away from elimination after losing game one of their Super Regional against East Carolina.
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