May 7, 2001
Norman, Okla. - Oklahoma junior first baseman Charlie Frasier picked up the Sooners' third Big 12 Conference Baseball Player of the Week honor this season, as announced by the league offices on Monday, after finishing the week batting .600 (9-for-15) and belting three home runs in four games. Frasier collected a hit in every game, including three multi-hit performances, scored a run in three of the four contests and recorded two multi-RBI efforts for the week. His individual performance was also key in OU's rise in the Big 12 standings as the team entered the weekend in eighth place and, following a three-game sweep of Iowa State, finished the weekend in sole posession of fifth place.
"I've been working hard lately to get my swing back to where it should be. It was a real important weekend for us and it just seemed to come around for me at the right time," commented Frasier, who is batting .319 on the season with a team-best 13 home runs.
Frasier's heroics in game two of Saturday's doubleheader with Iowa State were key to Oklahoma's series sweep. Down 2-1 to ISU in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Napa, Calif., native belted a three-run homer to right field to five the Sooners' a 4-1 lead. Then, with the game tied at 5-5 entering the bottom of the eighth frame, Frasier hit the game-winning two-run shot down the right field line to capture the 7-5 game two win.
Frasier began the week with a 3-for-5 effort with three RBIs against Texas-Arlington on Wednesday and followed with another three-hit performance in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. The junior's solo homer in game one helped give the Sooners an early 6-0 advantage en route to an 8-5 series opening victory.
Frasier ranks in the top five of every major team offensive category as well as ranking among the conference leaders in home runs (third), RBIs (t-fourth) and total bases (ninth).
Senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey and senior leftfielder Greg Dobbs are the other two Sooners who have been chosen as the Big 12 Player of the Week this season. Godsey garnered the award for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, while Dobbs was more recently honored for his performance during the week of April 2 - April 8.