Mathews' Strong Start Spoiled in Shutout

NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Quinn Mathews twirled a gem, allowing two runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings, but No. 7 Stanford could not push anything across offensively as the Cardinal dropped a 2-0 decision at Oklahoma to even a four-game road series.

The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for the Cardinal (17-6), while Oklahoma (14-13) snapped a six-game skid.

Mathews (3-2) allowed a walk and a single in the first before John Spikerman put the Sooners on the board with a sacrifice fly. Bryce Madron would provide the second run with a one-out solo homer in the sixth to make it 2-0.

Four pitchers combined to shut out the Cardinal for the first time this year, starting with Braxton Douthit. Douthit (4-1) threw 6 2/3 shutout innings while allowing three hits and six walks with six strikeouts. Douthit induced 10 ground outs to just three fly outs with the wind blowing out toward right-center field throughout the contest.

Carter Campbell and Carson Pierce each contributed one inning, while Carson Atwood recorded the final out to seal the victory and earn the save.

Offensively, the Cardinal were paced by junior Eddie Park, who went 2-for-3 on the day with two walks.

The two teams will play game three on Saturday at 2 p.m. PT.

» The Cardinal out-hit the Sooners at a 5-3 clip.
» The Cardinal left 10 runners on base.
» Stanford was shut out for the first time since February 19, 2022 vs. Cal State Fullerton.
» Stanford pitchers faced 31 Oklahoma hitters in the game, allowing seven ground balls and eight fly balls while striking out 10.
» Owen Cobb (1-for-4) has now hit safely in eight consecutive games and 18 of 23 this year.