Designated hitter Matt Oberste officially broke the all-time hitting streak mark this time with a hit in his 28th consecutive game Friday evening at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
And it wasn't just any hit; Oberste slammed a three-run jack into the Traditions Square parking lot well past the left field fence.
In doing so, he surpassed former Sooner great Marty Neff, who hit safely in 27 straight games back in 1991.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be up there with that kind of group," Oberste said. "It's unfortunate that we can't put the whole team at the top of the list, because they helped just as much as I did."
The record breaker came in the bottom of the first inning when Oberste sent the big blast.
That all came after he barely saved the streak numerous times, including a couple late inning and extra inning hits over the time frame.
As part of the hitting streak, Oberste has now also reached safely in 29 straight games dating back to the final game last year.
He leads the team with a .468 batting average, .826 slugging percentage, .538 on-base percentage, 51 hits—that includes 20 for extra bases—37 RBI and 28 runs scored.