Taking two of three games from Oklahoma this weekend allowed the Raiders to stay right in the thick of the hunt for a Big 12 title. If the Red Raiders had lost this series they would have most likely been too far behind the other three contenders to feel confident in winning a title for the third straight year.
Leading the way for the Raiders continues to be Josh Jung and Grant Little. Both players continue to add to their great seasons. Little provided most of the offensive pop in both game one and three of the Oklahoma series. These games should probably be considered pitchers duals since our hitters could only manage five runs in each game.
Jung sparked the most exciting play of the weekend, a game-ending balk that led to him scoring a run. He faked a steal home on an inexperienced freshman pitcher that caused him to panic and make a huge mistake. He also hit for the cycle in the mid week game against New Mexico. In that game alone he was 5-5, with a run scoring single, a two RBI double, a three run home run, a solo home run, and finally an RBI triple.
For the entire week he hit a scorching .588. With 13 total RBIs and three home runs. A week after Little seemed to take a step forward in the race for Big 12 player of the year, Jung seems to have matched him this week.