Mother Nature halts Clemson's momentum

June, 23, 2010

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Crystal LoGiudice/US PresswireClemson's offense was beginning to get the better of Oklahoma when the game was postponed thanks to weather.

OMAHA, Neb. -- If either team gets an edge from Tuesday's storms that ended the day's play, it's Oklahoma. The Sooners were at the mercy of a rolling Clemson offense that had scored six runs in the final two innings before the delay and eventual suspension. The Tigers had just reached the third Oklahoma pitcher in two innings.

Kyle Parker hit a deep triple off the 408 sign in center field in the fifth inning. The Sooners should have escaped, but Max White dropped a pop fly in deep left field that scored Parker and produced a second run with a single later that inning.

The five-run deficit might have grown, but until tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU), it won't have a chance to.

For the second time in as many days, weather has altered Oklahoma's plans. It faced a four-hour delay for the start of its first game and came back after another two-hour delay in the middle of the sixth inning to beat South Carolina.

It'll take a big comeback for Oklahoma to stay in the winner's bracket -- a game away from a trip to the championship series.

Based on the first five innings, it didn't seem as though that comeback was coming on Tuesday.



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