Bill Haisten: On the brink of a rare Bedlam sweep, OU falls short of a special outcome

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NORMAN – When I parked at the Lloyd Noble Center, located about three football fields south of OU’s L. Dale Mitchell ballpark, my truck was positioned near a black sedan scarred by at least a hundred hailstone dents.

Last week, the Norman community was gashed by a violent and very expensive storm that dented or destroyed countless vehicles. The people who do roof and siding repair will be flooded with work over the next few months.

While the outcome of a ballgame won’t undo storm damage, Norman residents needed a pick-me-up of sorts.

On Friday and Saturday, they got it from an unexpected source — from an OU baseball program that before the weekend was 20-19 overall, 4-8 in the Big 12 and had an official NCAA RPI ranking of 95th.

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