Sooners advance, beating Appalachian State 5-2
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Drew Harrison pitched six innings in his first career start and Jack Mayfield drove in three runs to help Oklahoma beat Appalachian State 5-2 to win the Charlottesville Regional on Monday night.
Harrison (1-0), a first baseman converted to a pitcher this year, had worked only 9 1-3 innings this season. He allowed just three hits and two runs, struck out four and walked three.
The Sooners (42-23), who lost their opening game of the regional to the Mountaineers, completed a comeback that saw them eliminate Army and host Virginia on Sunday, then win two against the Appalachian State to advance to the super regional next week at South Carolina.
The Mountaineers (41-18) were making their first NCAA tournament appearance in 26 years and looking for their first regional title, but Oklahoma had 13 hits in winning the opener 14-6, and added 10 more in the clincher.
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