Feb. 17, 2001
San Diego, Calif. - Six Sooner errors led to 10 unearned runs Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma's 14-2 loss to San Diego in OU's second game of the San Diego Baseball Classic. The contest was called after seven innings due to the 12-run rule. OU's record fell to 2-6 overall after dropping its fifth-straight game, while USD improved to 5-4.
The trouble for the Sooners began in the third inning when the Toreros scored five runs to claim a 5-1 lead. Only three of the runs in the inning were earned off of OU starter Michael Bradbury (0-1) after an error by Sooner shortstop Jason Bartlett (0-for-3) led to two unearned runs by the Toreros. Bartlett uncharacteristically committed three more errors in the game leading to five more unearned runs in the game.
USD continued to score runs the remainder of the contest spotting four runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth, three in the sixth and the final run in the seventh frame. San Diego collected 13 hits off of four Oklahoma pitchers, while two Torero hurlers held the Sooners to only six hits.
OU's offensive star of the game was leftfielder Bryan King who went 2-for-3 at the plate and was responsible for driving in both of the Sooners' runs. The senior knocked in senior designated hitter Sean Smith (1-for-3) from second base with a double in the second inning to get Oklahoma on the scoreboard first. King followed up in his next at bat in the fourth inning with a RBI triple to score senior rightfielder Zach Harris (1-for-2) from first base.
Sophomore righthander Austin Mix (0-1) is slated to start for Oklahoma tomorrow as they wrap up their tournament schedule against Oregon State Sunday morning at 11 a.m. (CST).