The Sooners overcame a 7-0 deficit to climb on top, but they couldn't sustain it and fell short of a series sweep over Kansas, dropping 10-8 in the finale Saturday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Even after they surrendered an 8-7 lead in the seventh, though, it still seemed like they might pull some ninth inning heroics.
But a controversial interference call—pinch runner Justin Burba was ruled to have impeded KU second baseman Justin Protacio's play on a potential double play ball hit by third baseman Garrett Carey—resulted in a two-out, nobody on scenario instead of two on and nobody out.
It quickly resulted in ejection of disgruntled Sooner skipper Sunny Golloway.
"Well you gotta avoid contact," Golloway said. "You gotta avoid contact with the defender. But I saw the highlight. We avoided contact."
The umpires begged to differ in a crucial call that helped snap OU's 13-game winning streak.
But OU had another chance in the bottom of the eighth with runners at second and third and nobody out.
"That hurts," Golloway said. "You gotta get ‘em in right there."
KU exploded to a 7-0 lead with a seven-run first, but, after Oberste extended his hitting streak to 30 games with an RBI double in the bottom half, the Sooners matched that seven-spot to capture the lead in the fifth.
Then, left fielder Hunter Haley hammered a three-run triple into the right center gap to put OU on top.
Kansas reclaimed the lead in the seventh with a pair and added another to cap off the scoring on shortstop Kevin Kuntz's RBI double in the eighth.
White led OU hitters, going 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Kansas first baseman Alex Deleon paced the Jayhawks with 2-for-5 hitting and three RBI.
Billy Waltrip received the loss and fell to 1-2 for OU, while Robert Kahana (3-1) picked up the win, and Jordan Piche' earned his third save of 2013.
The Sooners will look to get back on track with a 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday Bedlam contest at L. Dale Mitchell Park.