BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Tanner Tredaway hit two solo home runs and two doubles, Cade Horton pitched six strong innings and Oklahoma rolled to an 11-2 victory over No. 4 overall seed Virginia Tech on Sunday to win the Blacksburg Super Regional and advance to the College World Series.
Peyton Graham homered with one out in the top of the first and Tredaway cleared the fence with two outs to give the Sooners a 2-0 lead. Virginia Tech freshman Carson DeMartini hit a two-run shot to knot the score at 2-2 in the third.
Tredaway hit a go-ahead homer leading off against Hokies starter Jordan Geber (1-2) in a three-run fourth, Brett Squires had a RBI single and Kendall Pettis drove in the final run with a sacrifice fly for a 5-2 lead.
The Sooners tacked on two more in the fifth. John Spikerman singled and scored on a double by Blake Robertson. Tredaway doubled in Robertson. Pettis’ solo shot in the sixth made it 8-2.
Jimmy Crooks singled in a run in the seventh and Jackson Nicklaus had a solo homer in the eighth. The final run came on a ground out in the ninth by Wallace Clark as the Sooners scored at least one run in six straight innings.
Oklahoma (41-22) will open against No. 5 overall seed Texas A&M in the double-elimination portion of the CWS. The Sooners will be making their 11th appearance, winning the event in 1951 and 1994.
Virginia Tech was aiming for its first trip to the CWS. The Hokies, who start five sophomores and a freshman, were hosts of a super regional for the first time after winning their first regional.