Jake Bennett and the Sooners are one win from Omaha. (Shotgun Spratling)


Oklahoma Slows Hammerin’ Hokies


BLACKSBURG, Va. — Jack Hurley jumped all over a fastball, launching a parabolic shot 419 feet beyond home plate and over the center field wall at Atlantic Union Bank Park. As Hurley neared second base on his home run trot, he stared in at Oklahoma starting pitcher Jake Bennett on the mound and began to jaw at Bennett in a form of retaliation. 

Bennett had thrown the first stare-down salvo of the first-ever Blacksburg Super Regional. The Sooner sophomore southpaw had glared at Hurley two innings earlier as Bennett departed the mound and the two players strolled back to their[…]


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