Photos from the Sooners’ 4-2 loss to Ole Miss
The dream run for the Oklahoma Sooners became the nightmare scenario on Sunday as Ole Miss won 4-2 to complete the sweep and claim their first College World Series national championship.
Oklahoma played much better on Sunday than Saturday, but a few passed balls got them into the eighth inning and Ole Miss’s pitching staff held the Sooners’ bats at bay the rest of the way to win the championship. . victoire.
While there are no moral victories in the sport, the Sooners’ magical run should still be appreciated for their effort and play, which took them to the Championship Series to begin with. They were arguably the best team in the country heading into the Finals, combining their excellent offense with excellent pitching from starters Jake Bennett and Cade Horton and reliever Trevin Michael.
It wasn’t the result we expected as the Sooners played pretty clean ball throughout the NCAA Tournament and had been great with runners in scoring position and with two outs. It wasn’t supposed to be this weekend because Ole Miss won their first national championship, but Oklahoma should be proud of the season they had. Could have played better in the Finals, absolutely, but that shouldn’t hurt their tremendous playoff run.
Cade Horton was electric though. By striking out 13 and allowing just four hits and one hit per pitch. He delivered a thrilling performance that had the sports world talking. Although he didn’t take the win, he was fantastic and has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.
As the baseball season draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the best photos from the Sooners’ final game of 2022.