Baseball Postseason Breakdown Series: Day V

NORMAN, Okla. — The fifth part of the series is in, as Sooners Illustrated presents the latest version to the season wrap-up.

2012 By the Numbers:

4—Straight years the Sooners have won 40 or more games. They finished with a 42-25 campaign in 2012. Their 42 wins surpass last year's total by won and fall just one victory shy of the win total in 2009. They won 50 games en route to their last College World Series appearance back in 2010.

5—Sooners drafted in 2012. Closer Steven Okert was the highest draft pick with his fourth round selection, 148th overall, by the San Francisco Giants. Flamethrower Damien Magnifico went a round later and 185th to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Detroit Tigers picked pitchers Jordan John and Drew Harrison in the sixth and 23rd rounds, respectively, as John went 214th overall and Harrison went 375th. Shortstop Caleb Bushyhead rounded things out when he was taken in the 29th round and 897th overall by the Los Angeles Angels.

9—Weekend series wins. The Sooners won conference series against Texas Tech, Kansas, State, Missouri, Kansas and Baylor, while also winning non-conference three-game sets versus Hartford, New Mexico, Alabama State and Samford. In all, the Sooners finished 9-4 in 2012 weekend series.

13—Victories in Big 12 Conference play. OU's 13-10 finish came after it started just 4-8, so it closed 9-2 after getting swept in series by Texas and Texas A&M. It became the No. 4 seed in the Big 12 Tournament after sweeping then-No. 3 Baylor, and OU eventually knocked off the Bears two more times on its way to getting to the Big 12 title game.

14—Runs scored against Appalachian State in the first Charlottesville Regional title game. It was a season-high for the Sooners, who scored double digit runs just six times all year. They did so on 13 hits in the contest.

23—Home wins. As a result of that, OU only lost one home series all year, when Texas brought the brooms out on it. OU finished 23-8 at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

337—Percentage points for the Sooners' batting average leader. Center fielder Max White held the mark with his 85 total hits, including a team-high 17 doubles. He also had a pair of doubles and triples and led the team with 112 total bases and 55 RBI.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's version of the postseason breakdown series.

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