OU baseball beats Minnesota 5-2 to claim series
The Oklahoma baseball team won its weekend series against Minnesota with a 5-2 win Sunday at Siebert Field in Minneapolis.
OU's Brady Harlan, a Texas transfer, hit a three run homer in the fifth. It was Harlan's first collegiate home run and gave the Sooners (27-14) a 3-2 lead.
Brady Linsly drove in the team's other two runs with a double in the sixth and a groundout in the eighth.
OU starter Levi Prater allowed five hits and two runs over 6 2/3 innings. The former Byng standout picked up the win, improving to 6-2 on the season.
Jason Ruffcorn earned his 10th save of the year after holding the Gophers (17-20) hitless in the ninth.
The series looked bleak for the Sooners after losing 8-1 in the opener on Friday. But OU bounced back the next day with a 2-1 victory to set up the rubber game.
OU's road stretch will continue with a game at Wichita State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The Sooners will face former OU coach Pete Hughes and the Kansas State Wildcats in a three-game series next weekend in Manhattan, Kansas.