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:

2—All-Americans. Ace Jonathan Gray, with his 10-3 record and 1.63 earned run average, and first baseman Matt Oberste, with his club-leading .373 batting average and 11 homers, among other stats, earned the honor. They were named to it by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

6—Sooners drafted in 2013. Gray went No. 3 overall to the Colorado Rockies, while his sidekick Dillon Overton was selected 63rd in the second round by the Oakland Athletics. Oberste went to his childhood favorite New York Mets in the seventh round and 206th overall. From there, pitchers Billy Waltrip, Ethan Carnes and Jake Fisher were picked in the 12th round and 349th overall, 21st round and 644th overall and 22nd round and 664th overall, respectively.

13—Victories in Big 12 Conference play. It marks the second year in a row OU tallied that number of wins in regular season league play. It raced out to a 5-1 start at one point before dropping its final three weekend series.

14—Runs scored in consecutive games against New Orleans on April 20 and 21, serving as a season-high. This is another stat for the second year in a row, as it matched OU's high output in 2012. The pair of 14-run victories capped off a three-game sweep.

26—Home wins. As a result of that, the only series OU lost at L. Dale Mitchell Park all season came at the hands of Arkansas-Little Rock in a midweek double header. Besides that, it was unscathed.

40—Victory plateau the Sooners reached for the fifth consecutive season. They are now one of just three programs able to say they have achieved that feat at the current time. The Sooners rattled off a 43-21 overall record en route to earning their second straight Super Regional trip and third over the past four years.

373—Percentage points for the Sooners' batting average leader. Oberste did so with his 90 total hits, including team highs in homers (11), triples (4) and doubles (19). Oberste also clubbed a team-leading 60 RBI.

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

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