Oklahoma Next Faces South Carolina At CWS
Oklahoma claimed the last of the eight spots in the College World Series with its 11-0 win over Virginia to close this season’s Super Regional play. Check the links below for full details on all three games of the series.
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Best two of three series (All times Eastern)
Gm 1 – Saturday - FINAL: Virginia 3, Oklahoma 2 | Final Stats
Gm 3 – Monday FINAL: Oklahoma 11, Virginia 0 | Live Stats
OU Recap | UVA Recap
* Oklahoma wins series (2-1)
Virginia: (#5 National Seed) This is head coach Brian O’Connor’s seventh season at Virginia, and the Cavaliers have been to the NCAA Tournament in each of those seven seasons. The team is in its second straight and overall Super Regional, but this is the first time it has hosted a Super. They advanced to last year’s College World Series by winning the last two games of their Super Regional at Mississippi.
Danny Hultzen (10-1, 2.83) is the ACC Pitcher of the Year. He had a 2.05 ERA during last year’s NCAA Tournament, but he had a rough Regional outing last week when he gave-up six runs in six innings in a 13-7 win over Ole Miss. Hultzen hit last year, but he’s focused more on pitching this year with a .281 average and just 15 starts.
Kevin Arico has been one of the nation’s top closers all year. He is tied for the NCAA lead with 17 saves, a 2.59 ERA and 40 strikeouts with just seven walks in 31 1/3 IP.
Keith Werman leads the Cavs with a .430 average, Steven Procsia tops the team with 10 HR and 64 RBIs (he’s tied with Jarrett Parker for the HR lead), while Phil Gosselin stuffs all the stats with a .378 avg., 9 HR, 57 RBIs, 18 SB, and a 1.066 OPS.
Oklahoma: Sunny Golloway has the Sooners in the Super Regionals for just the second time since the format began in 1999. OU saw Arkansas advance to the College World Series last year out of the Norman Regional, but the Sooners were 3-0 in Regional play this year, including the championship game win over four-time CWS participant North Carolina.
The Sooners don’t have the vaunted starting pitching that Big 12 rival Texas has, but they have big arms in the bullpen. Jeremy Erben (7-1, 3.90, 4 SVs) has the second most wins on the staff, but he’s made just two starts while coming out of the pen 27 times. Ryan Duke slams the door at the end with a 3-1 record and 11 saves.
The OU line-up has both power and pedigree. Cameron Seitzer (14 HR) and Garrett Buechele (16 HR) have helped Oklahoma top the Big 12 with 93 home runs. Seitzer is the son of former Kansas City Royals Rookie of the Year Kevin Seitzer, while Buechele’s dad is former Texas Ranger Steve Buechele.
Charlottesville Super Regional