Sooners' Come From Behind Bid Falls Short

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

Norman, Okla. - Trailing Arkansas 5-1, Oklahoma rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to close the gap, but the Razorbacks hung on to win 5-4 Tuesday night at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Arkansas reliever Scott Woods came on in the eighth, after Oklahoma drew within one, to retire the final five batters of the game, three on strikeouts, and pick up his third save of the season. The loss halted the Sooners' four-game winning streak and dropped them to 14-23 overall as the Razorbacks evened their overall record at 19-19.

With the bases loaded in OU's half of the eighth inning, senior leftfielder Greg Dobbs (1-for-3), who was named one of four National Players of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association earlier in the day, ripped a double to right field to clear the bases and pull Oklahoma to within one. Senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (2-for-3) began the Sooner rally with a one out walk, followed by a hit-by-pitch on senior third baseman Jason Bartlett's (1-for-3) at bat and a single by junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (1-for-3) which advanced both baserunners a base.

Woods then relieved Wes McCrotty, following Dobbs' double, and forced senior catcher Sean Smith (0-for-3) to groundout and ended the rally on a strikeout by junior designated hitter Charlie Frasier (0-for-4).

Oklahoma scored its only other run in the third inning. Bartlett delivered a two out double to bring Godsey, who had singled and stolen second base, home.

Dobbs' double in the eighth inning helped extend his current hitting streak to 12 games, which establishes a new career high.

OU starting pitcher Austin Mix dropped to 0-7 on the season. Mix was tagged for three early runs in the first inning, but settled down to silence the Razorbacks over the next four innings. The sophomore ended the game surrendering five hits, three runs, and striking out five without issuing a walk. Two Oklahoma errors in the first inning allowed two of the runs charged to Mix to be unearned.



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