March 25, 2001

AUSTIN, Texas - Oklahoma dropped its third straight game of the Red River Rivalry baseball series, 5-2, to Texas Sunday afternoon at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. The Sooners out-hit the Longhorns by a 9-8 margin, but three OU errors led to three unearned runs. The Oklahoma offense once again had trouble bringing runners home as it stranded 10 runners on base for the third straight outing, seven in scoring position. OU dropped to 10-19 overall and 5-7 in the Big 12 Conference with the loss while Texas improved to 20-12 overall and 9-3 in the league.

OU and UT traded runs through the first two innings with the Longhorns emerging with a slim 3-2 lead after two frames. Oklahoma jumped ahead in the top of the first inning when senior third baseman Jason Bartlett (1-for-5) nailed a double to left field and scored two batters later when junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (2-for-3) delivered a two out single.

The Sooners plated another run in the second frame when freshman second baseman Matt Fisher (1-for-3) singled with one out, and following a walk by junior catcher Chris Haggard (0-for-2), senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (2-for-5) doubled home Fisher.

Texas did most of their damage through the first three innings scoring two in the first frame and one each in the second and third innings. Oklahoma starting pitcher Austin Mix (0-5) settled down and only surrendered one more run through the next four frames. Mix finished the game giving up only two earned runs and eight hits, while striking out nine, over seven innings of work.

The Sooners turn around and host Oral Roberts on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman.