Oklahoma Suffers Bedlam Baseball Sweep With 13-5 Loss

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 13, 2001

May 13, 2001

Box ScoreG. Dobbs Audio Clip

Oklahoma City, Okla. - The Oklahoma baseball team suffered its first sweep in the Bedlam baseball series since 1980 after falling, 13-5, to Oklahoma State in the series finale Sunday afternoon at the Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ballpark. OSU (38-18, 16-14 Big 12) pounded out 15 hits in the game, including three home runs, to defeat OU (23-31-1, 13-16-1 Big 12) as the Cowboys pulled even in the all-time series between the two schools at 129-129.

After OSU jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead after an inning of play, OU junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (1-for-3) single-handedly knotted the game at one with a solo homer to left field at the top of the second frame.

Oklahoma State took advantage of Oklahoma fielding mistakes in the bottom of the second inning to plate five more runs. Three OU errors in the inning, by Garcia, junior first baseman Charlie Frasier (0-for-5) and senior leftfielder Greg Dobbs, led to three unearned runs for OSU as the Cowboys sent all nine batters to the plate.

Leading 6-2 in the fifth inning, OSU scored three more runs off OU starter Austin Mix (3-8). Three of the runs came off of home runs by designated hitter Luke Scott (2-for-4), a two-run shot, and catcher Rob Watson (2-for-3), a solo homer, and extended the Pokes' lead to 9-2.

Down 10-2 entering the seventh inning, the Sooners closed the gap to 10-5 with three runs. Garcia turned a lead-off walk into a run as he scored the first run in the frame on a passed ball and junior rightfielder Zach Harris (0-for-2) scored on a RBI-double by senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (2-for-5). Godsey then scored two batters later when Dobbs delivered a RBI-single. Dobbs' 2-for-5 day at the plate extended his hitting streak to 15 games, a new career high.

The Cowboys then responded at the bottom of the seventh inning with three runs of their own to capture the decisive margin of victory. All three runs came courteousy of a three-run homer by leftfielder Jake Bollig (2-for-3).

The Sooners' regular season finish earns them the seventh seed in this week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament which begins on Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma is scheduled to play second-seeded Texas Tech at 1 p.m. at the Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ballpark.



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