GRANVILLE, W.Va–A two-run bomb from Kolbey Carpenter powered the No.23 Oklahoma Sooners past West Virginia 2-0 at Monongalia Ballpark on Friday night.
The Mountaineers turned out an impressive performance by right-hander BJ Myers. The freshman went 7.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and struck out a career-high 10 batters in his first Big 12 start.
West Virginia was shutout for the first time this season and had only two hits, coming from third baseman Justin Fox and first baseman Jackson Cramer.
Oklahoma and West Virginia went into the eighth inning scoreless. Hunter Haley led off the inning with a single through the right side. Joshua Ake’s sacrifice bunt moved Haley to third. Carpenter then blasted a home run over the left center field fence, which was all the offense the Sooners would need.
Right-hander Jake Elliot earned the win for Oklahoma. He tossed 7.1 scoreless frames, giving up two hits and struck out eight.
Left-hander Ross Vance will take the mound for the Mountaineers against Oklahoma’s Alec Hansen on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Edited by Michael Walker