Feels good doesn't it? I don't know that we've ever owned Bedlam like we have this year. Maybe back in the 40's. Someone, who shall remain nameless (ME BITCHES) predicted the outcome, so we'll give it up to that person. How did we do it? Pitching son, pitching.
On Friday Andrew Heaney was dealing it, going for the 3 hit complete game shutout of the Sooners. Heaney improved his already sick ERA to 1.65 after tossing the first Bedlam shutout in 7 years. Heaney is the real deal folks, and we're gonna ride his arm as far as it can take us (and pray to God we find one more arm).
Saturday was an ugly affair on our side, as Kyle Ottoson got roughed up for 4 runs in one and two thirds inning, getting pulled during the second. It didn't get much better after that, with the next two pitchers allowing 4 more runs, and the Cowboys eventually fell 8-4.
On Sunday the bats were quite again as pitching ruled, with Vince Wheeland and Blake Barnes only allowing 2 runs off 4 hits. The Cowboys were able to get key hits in the third to move two runs in, and Randy McCurry's sac fly allowed Robbie Rea to score in the bottom of the 8th to give the Pokes the 3-2 victory.
This is the second straight season we've taken the Bedlam Series, and it keeps on feeling good. We are now in a three way tie for second with Texas and Texas A&M. The Sooners fall to fifth, two and a half games back of the pack above them.
Next up for the Cowboys is two non-conference series against Ohio State and Alcorn State before finishing up with Texas A&M at home. The Sooners, meanwhile, have to deal with Baylor next week, so they will probably slip a little further down in the conference (which is almost as good as a Cowboy win).