Sooners Drop Second Game To Bluejays, 9-3

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 07, 2001

March 7, 2001

Norman, Okla. - Four Creighton hurlers held Oklahoma to only six hits as the Bluejays won their second game in as many days against OU, 9-3, Wednesday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman. The Sooners were also hindered by stranding 11 runners on base, including six in scoring position, for the game. Tom Oldham (1-0) picked up the win for Creighton, who improved to 4-3 on the year, after working four innings and holding Oklahoma to two hits and no runs in his first appearance of the season. Freshman starting pitcher Buddy Blair (0-1), who pitched 4.1 innings and surrendered three hits and two earned runs, took the loss for OU (7-11).

It was only a 3-0 ballgame in favor of Creighton through six innings until the Bluejays cushioned their lead in the top of the seventh frame. Creighton scored three runs, two unearned courteousy of an Oklahoma error, off of reliever Austin Mix to extend their lead to 6-0.

OU responded at the bottom of the seventh inning with two runs to mount a brief comeback. With two outs in the inning, senior third baseman Jason Bartlett (0-for-2) walked and senior first baseman Greg Dobbs (1-for-4) followed with a single with two outs. Junior designated hitter Charlie Frasier (1-for-4) then doubled both baserunners in to cut the Bluejays' lead to 6-2.

Creighton recorded three more runs in the top of the ninth inning to put the game out of reach.

Senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (1-for-5) scored the only other OU run in the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. After leading off the inning with a single, Godsey advanced to third base on a balk and a groundout to the pitcher and then crossed the plate on a passed ball by the catcher.

The Sooners will look to rebound this weekend against Texas A&M. The Aggies travel to Norman for a three-game set over the weekend beginning Friday at 3 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park.



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