Dobbs Triggers Sooners' 7-2 Win Over Mavericks

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

Arlington, Texas - Senior first baseman Greg Dobbs keyed a seven-run, 14-hit barrage by the Oklahoma offense as the Sooners defeated Texas-Arlington 7-2 Wednesday afternoon at Allan Saxe Stadium.

Dobbs established a career high in hits with a 5-for-5 performance at the plate and a season high in RBIs with four to help OU Head Coach Larry Cochell pick up his 400th victory at the helm of the Sooners. OU's pitchers turned in a fine effort as six hurlers combined to hold UTA to only four hits and one earned run. Oklahoma improved to 10-16 overall with its second win in the last four games as Texas-Arlington dropped to 19-6 on the season with its second-straight loss.

Oklahoma struck first in the third inning with two runs. Senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (1-for-3) singled to lead off the inning and senior third baseman Jason Bartlett (2-for-4) followed with a walk. Dobbs then delivered a double to bring home both runs.

The Sooners added some insurance runs with a run in the sixth inning and two runs in the eighth frame. Dobbs singled, and after moving around to third base, scored on a sacrifice fly by junior rightfielder Zach Harris (1-for-3) in the sixth. Bartlett led off the eighth inning with a triple to left and scored a batter later on a single by Dobbs. Dobbs stole second base and crossed home plate on a double by junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (2-for-4) to score the second run of the inning.

OU would tag on two more runs in the ninth inning to put the game away. Junior catcher Chris Haggard (0-for-3) reached first base after being hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a single by freshman second baseman Matt Fisher (2-for-4). Both baserunners were moved up to third and second base, respectively, on a sacrifice bunt by Godsey and Haggard then scored on the following single by Bartlett. Dobbs drove in his fourth and final run of the game in the next at bat on a single that plated Fisher.

Senior righthander Austin Coose improved his record to 2-2 on the season after throwing an inning of scoreless and hitless relief.

Oklahoma travels to Texas this weekend for baseball's version of the Red River Rivalry. The opening game of the series begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Austin.



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