Game two suspended, will resume at 3:05 p.m.
OU pitcher Jonathan Gray threw six scoreless.
OU pitcher Jonathan Gray threw six scoreless.

Posted Jun 10, 2012


COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Oklahoma and South Carolina were scoreless in the middle of the sixth inning before lightning strikes and rain halted play in game two of the Columbia Super Regional.

The game was postponed until Monday with a restart time of 3:05 p.m. CT. The if-necessary game is slated for 6:05 p.m. CT. Both games can be heard on the Sooner Sports Network KREF 1400 AM and seen on ESPN2.

OU's Jonathan Gray struck out nine of 23 batters and allowed just three hits as he finished his start after a one-hour, four-minute lightning delay after the fifth inning. South Carolina starter Colby Holmes was holding Sooners at bay as well, giving up just one hit with two strikeouts.

Gray reached 100 K's for the season with his fourth strikeout, coming in the third inning against Evan Marzilli. He joins Jordan John and Dillon Overton for the first trio in Oklahoma history to each hit the benchmark in a single season.

Rain washed away the standard pre-game routines but the first pitch was on schedule at 6:05 p.m. Central. At 7:26 p.m., officials suspended play. The game resumed at 8:30, but was halted again for heavy rain 10 minutes later at the completion of three outs.

South Carolina won the first game of the best-of-three series, 5-0, Saturday and the two-time defending national champions need just one victory to advance to the College World Series. The Gamecocks have a 20-game winning streak in the NCAA postseason, which began after a loss to the Sooners in the 2010 College World Series.



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