NORMAN — Oklahoma displayed their offense on Tuesday, recording season highs in runs and hits in a 15-3 win over North Dakota State at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Mike Gosse had a game-high four RBIs after connecting for two doubles in the game and the Sooners outhit the Bison, 21-8.
Despite falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, OU came back to score four runs in the second, sixth and seventh innings. The Sooners also tacked on three runs in the fourth inning and limited the Bison to one run in the fourth and fifth.
Freshman Ryan Duke recorded his second win of the year to improve to 2-1. Duke has won two straight starts in the last two weeks and lasted five innings with five strikeouts in Tuesday’s victory.
NDSU tagged Duke for three runs off six this and four walks before giving way to sophomore Garrett Richards, who pitched well in his first outing of the year allowing just one hit in three innings pitched, and senior Zach Sawyer (one inning pitched, one hit and two strikeouts).
Tuesday’s win is the start of a seven-game home stand for Oklahoma and a stretch that will see it play 11 of the next 13 games at home in a 14-day span.
The Sooners and Bison resume the series on Wednesday with a doubleheader that is slated to begin at 1 p.m.