Oklahoma Defeats Virginia in Super Regional Finale
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Oklahoma topped Virginia 11-0 in the third and decisive game of the Charlottesville Super Regional Monday night at Davenport Field. The Sooners eliminated the Cavaliers, the No. 5 national seed, and advanced to next week’s College World Series in Omaha.
The Sooners used four home runs, two by Cody Reine, and a stellar start from Bobby Shore to win Game 3 of the series. Reine went 3-for-5 in the game with six RBIs.
Shore pitched eight shutout innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out five. He improved to 10-4 on the year with the win.
Oklahoma (49-16) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Ellison and Tyler Ogle walked to set up Reine, who hit a two-out three-run homer over the rightfield bleachers.
The Sooners added a run in the top of the second inning. Cameron Seitzer’s solo homer to right-centerfield made the score 4-0.
In the top of the fifth, Oklahoma made the score 5-0 on Ogle’s solo homer to left.
Oklahoma extended its lead to 8-0 in the top of the sixth. Danny Black reached on an error to lead off the inning and eventually came around to score on Chris Ellison’s infield single. Ricky Eisenberg and Ellison scored on Garrett Buechele’s two-out double.
The Sooners tacked on three more runs in the top of the eighth to make the score 11-0. After Max White reached on an error and Ogle was hit by a pitch, Reine hit his second three-run homer of the night.
Virginia (51-14) was led by John Hicks, who went 2-for-4 on the night. Branden Kline (5-1) took the loss on the mound for the Cavaliers, allowing four runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of work.