NORMAN, Okla. – After getting it done in the latter stages of the game Friday and Saturday, No. 10 Texas Tech baseball pounced on the Sooners early to finish off a series sweep of Oklahoma with a 8-4 victory Sunday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
The Red Raiders (33-14, 14-7) jumped out to a 5-0 lead through four innings, and sophomore right-hander Bryce Bonnin tossed six shutout innings of two-hit ball before turning it over to the bullpen.
While Saturday's win clinched Tech's first series win in Norman since 1999, Sunday's victory gave Tech its third sweep of the Sooners under head coach Tim Tadlock. The Red Raiders have now posted eight straight conference wins back-to-back sweeps of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to move 0.5 games out of first in the league standings.
Junior infielder Josh Jung continued his tear, going 4-for-5 with three doubles and two runs driven in. Sophomores Gabe Holt and Cody Masters added three hits apiece as Tech compiled 15 hits in the contest to Oklahoma's six.
The Red Raiders will return home to host a midweek doubleheader against FIU (20-26, 9-14 C-USA) on Tuesday at Rip Griffin Park before turning their attention to finals. Following the finals break, Tech will close out the regular season with a three-game series against TCU (26-19, 8-9) May 16-18 in Lubbock.