Kyler Murray hits home run, steals base in weekend series for Oklahoma baseball

The Kyler Murray era of Oklahoma athletics is off to a splendid start.

Murray, who served as Oklahoma football’s backup quarterback during the 2017 season, is projected to take over Baker Mayfield’s previous role as Sooners’ starter this fall.

With Oklahoma’s season-opener vs. FAU still roughly six months away, however, Murray — a dual-sport athlete — is making his presence known for the Sooners on the baseball diamond.

Murray, who plays as an outfielder for Oklahoma baseball, homered during the second game of the Sooners’ home-opening double header in Norman, Okla. on Saturday. The home run, the first of his career, came while batting as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning. Oklahoma lost contest to Valparaiso, 11-4.

On Sunday, Murray was back at it with his first stolen base of the year vs. Holy Cross. The Sooners are currently hosting yet another double header, set to face Valparaiso again later in the afternoon. Oklahoma led the contest 11-4 after 7 innings.

Of course, Murray is bound to make bigger headlines on the football field than he is at L. Dale Mitchell Park. But still, not a bad start for him by any means as he seeks to etch his name among the all-time Sooner greats. And with the weekend action still in progress, there’s plenty of more time for Murray to shine before the day comes to an end.

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