Sooners Split Doubleheader With Wildcats

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 15, 2001

April 15, 2001

Game 1 Box ScoreGame 2 Box Score

Manhattan, Kan. - Oklahoma salvaged a win in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader against Kansas State with a 6-2 victory in game two at Frank Myers Field. The Wildcats picked up a 5-2 win in game one of the doubleheader to win the weekend series, 2-1. Oklahoma improved to 15-25 overall and 9-12 in Big 12 Conference action, while Kansas State's record improved to 16-21 overall and 6-15 in the league.

Oklahoma starting pitcher Austin Mix (1-7) picked up his first win of the season after scattering seven hits, giving up no earned runs, matching a career high with 11 strikeouts and tossing a complete game in the 6-2 game two win. Mix's strikeout total equalled a performance set a year ago against Kansas State.

Kansas State jumped on top in game two with two unearned runs in the third inning. Oklahoma then responded with two runs in the top of the fourth frame courteousy of a two-run homer by senior catcher Sean Smith (3-for-5).

The go-ahead run for OU was plated in the fifth inning when junior designated hitter Chris Haggard (0-for-1) walked and moved around to third base on a single by freshman second baseman Matt Fisher, one of his career-high three hits in the game, and a fielder's choice by senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (1-for-5). Senior third baseman Jason Bartlett followed with a RBI single to bring Haggard home. OU then scored runs in the next two-consecutive innings to pad the lead.

In game one, after giving up only one run through six innings, OU starting pitcher Evan Greusel (2-4) ran into trouble in the seventh frame. With two outs, Greusel gave up three-straight singles, which led to one run. Senior Austin Coose relieved Greusel and surrendered a three-run homer to rightfielder Pat Maloney (2-for-3) to give KSU the decisive margin of victory.

The Sooners scored both of their two runs through the first two innings. Godsey (1-for-5) led off the game with a bunt base hit and, after being sacrificed over to second base, scored on a double by Smith (1-for-4) three batters later.

Oklahoma struck again when the game resumed on Sunday in the top of the second inning. Senior first baseman John Erick Munneke (1-for-4) registered the first of three-consecutive hits with a double to left field and scored on the third single of the inning by Fisher (2-for-3).

The Sooners return home for a Wednesday match-up with the nationally-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils at 7 p.m. at the Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ballpark.



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