NCAA Baseball: Mississippi ends OU's season

Oklahoma's pitching staff runs out of gas in a season-ending 20-5 loss to Ole Miss.

The Oklahoma baseball team gave it everything they had to stay alive in their 11-10 win over Maine in an elimination game Sunday afternoon, but they didn't have anything left in the tank for 9th-ranked Mississippi.

The top-seeded Rebels feasted on the Sooners shortage of quality pitching to the tune of 25 hits in a 20-5 win that advanced them to next weekend's Super Regional and ended Oklahoma's season.

The Sooners, who used four pitchers in their three hour and 53 minute win over Maine, went with fifth-starter P.J Sandoval against Mississippi, and the Rebels wasted no time scoring two in the first and five in the top of the second to take a quick 7-0 lead.

Oklahoma would get on the board in the bottom of the second with a Chuckie Caufield home run and add another in the third to cut the lead to 7-2, but that would be as close as they would get.

Ole Miss knocked Sandoval out with two more runs in the sixth, and then added six in the seventh and four in the eighth off of seldom used relievers Tyler Gooch, Kevin Duke and Jarod Freeman to break the game open for good.

The lone star offensively for the Sooners was Caufield, who finished 2-for-4 and knocked in three of OU's five runs.

With the loss, Oklahoma's season ends at 35-26. See below for the box score's from Sunday's action.

OU-Mississippi Box Score

OU-Maine Box Score

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