NORMAN, Okla. – The Alabama baseball team fell, 2-1, to Oklahoma in extra innings on Friday evening at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The loss is the first of the season for the Crimson Tide and moves UA to 9-1.
Sam Finnerty provided the Crimson Tide with a quality outing in the start, working a career-high eight innings and 102 pitches. The junior allowed one earned run on eight hits and two walks while punching out a pair. Redshirt sophomore Kyle Cameron entered for the final 2 1/3 innings of relief, allowing one unearned run in the bottom of the 11th, which would prove the difference in the game.
Alabama’s offense was led by Keith Holcombe, who finished 2-for-5 with a double and the Tide’s lone RBI. The junior extended his hitting streak to eight games with the multi-hit performance. Senior Chandler Avant also extended his hitting streak, this one to 10 games, with a 1-for-4 evening.
The Crimson Tide looks to even the series up Saturday afternoon. Alabama will call on senior right-hander Jake Walters in the start while Oklahoma sends Devon Perez, also a senior righty, to the hill.