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Oklahoma downs Texas A&M, advances to CWS finals

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Jun 22, 2022; Omaha, NE, USA; Oklahoma Sooners catcher Jimmy Crooks (3) singles in the third inning against the Texas A&M Aggies at Charles Schwab Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

David Sandlin struck out 12 and Jimmy Crooks delivered a three-run home run to lead Oklahoma into the College World Series finals with a 5-1 victory over fifth-seeded Texas A&M on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.

Crooks (2-for-3) homered on a first-pitch offering from Aggies starter Ryan Prager with two outs in the first inning to give the Sooners a 3-0 lead.

Sandlin took it from there, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on a Dylan Rock home run. Sandlin limited the Aggies to five hits.

The Sooners tacked on runs in the third and fifth to lead 5-0 before Rock’s solo shot in the sixth. But that’s all the Aggies would get.

John Spikerman went 2-for-4 with a run and Peyton Graham scored two runs for the Sooners.

Prager allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits in 2 1/3 innings.

–Field Level Media