Pitching letdown hurt OU in Louisville regional

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pete Hughes was prefacing a compliment he was about to give Xavier starting pitcher Trent Astle, but the first words out of his mouth following Oklahoma’s loss to the Musketeers on Sunday may as well have been about his own team.

“You get in a three-day tournament, you need good pitching performances,” OU’s coach said Sunday. 

It’s one area in which