OSU downs Vanderbilt in final game of series
No. 9 Oklahoma State salvaged the final game of a three-game series against No. 2 Vanderbilt on Sunday, defeating the Commodores 10-6 at O’Brate Stadium.
Nolan Mclean homered twice for the Cowboys (11-2-1) and had four RBI, while Brock Mathis homered, doubled and knocked in three runs.
Bryce Osmond (2-0) earned the pitching win, tossing 6.2 innings and striking out six.
Vanderbilt (12-2) beat OSU 18-4 on Saturday night and 5-0 in the opening game of the series earlier in the day.
ARKANSAS STATE 15, OKLAHOMA 14: OU’s Tyler Hardman had five hits, including hitting for the cycle, but the Sooners rally fell short Sunday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader against the Red Wolves at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The two teams meet Monday at 1 p.m. in the series finale in Norman.
OU remains unbeaten with sweep of Liberty
The No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners swept a doubleheader from Liberty on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Classic in Oklahoma City.
OU (22-0) won the opener 5-4, then routed the Flames 16-0 in game two as the Sooners belted five home runs.
Kinzie Hansen homered twice in the second game. In the second inning, Jocelyn Alo, Grace Lyons and Hansen each hit consecutive homers to give OU a 7-0 lead.
Alo also homered against Liberty in the opener. The first game was tied 4-4 in the sixth when the Sooners scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.
MEN: No. 1 ranked Oklahoma tied No. 4 Stanford on Saturday afternoon inside McCasland Field House with a score of 409.300-409.300.
WOMEN: Top-ranked Oklahoma defeated No. 23 Iowa State 197.450-196.825 in Ames on Sunday in the final regular season meet of the season.
UCO’s Gray wins national title as Bronchos place sixth
Central Oklahoma’s Heath Gray captured the 184-pound national title in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships on Saturday night in St. Louis.
The top-ranked Gray, a senior from Chandler, clipped No. 2 Connor Craig of West Liberty 3-2 to polish off a 13-0 season that was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic.
Gray’s title-winning effort and a runner-up finish by 197 Dalton Abney led the No. 6-ranked Bronchos to a sixth-place team finish, their best since coming in fifth in 2014.
UCO had three other top-six placers in 133 Tanner Cole (third), 157 Ty Lucas (fifth) and 125 Paxton Rosen (sixth). St. Cloud State captured the team title.
Mississippi cowboy wins Timed Event Championship
Mississippi’s Marcus Theriot became the 17th cowboy to win the Timed Event Championship in the 37-year history of the event on Saturday night at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie.
With 25 runs — five each in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping — done in 322.4 seconds, the 23-year-old cowboy won $100,000, besting a field of 20 contestants.
Boxing great Marvelous Marvin Hagler dies
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, one of the great middleweights in boxing history, died Saturday at the age of 66.
Hagler fought on boxing’s biggest stages against its biggest names, as he, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran dominated the middleweight classes during a golden time for boxing in the 1980s.
Hagler fought 67 times over 14 years as a pro out of Brockton, Massachusetts, finishing 62-3-2 with 52 knockouts.
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