Sooners Drop Game One Of Red River Rivalry, 11-4

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

Austin, Texas - Oklahoma dropped game one of its Red River Rivalry in baseball to No. 25 Texas, 11-4, Friday night at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. The Longhorns pounded out 15 hits off of five Sooner pitchers and put OU in an early hole by scoring three runs in the first inning and five more in the fourth. The Sooners scored three runs in the final four innings but were unable to climb back into the game after the Longhorns grabbed a 9-1 lead after five innings. Starting pitcher Evan Greusel (1-3) suffered the loss for OU, who fell to 10-17 overall and 5-5 in the Big 12 Conference, after giving up eight runs through four innings. UT improved to 18-12 overall and 7-3 in the league with the win.

Senior first baseman Greg Dobbs produced a 3-for-5 night at the plate and drove in two of Oklahoma's runs in the contest. Dobbs sparked a two-run sixth inning when he doubled in senior third baseman Jason Bartlett (1-for-4), who led the inning off with a single. Dobbs came around to score a batter later when junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (1-for-4) singled him home.

Dobbs then brought home the Sooners' final run of the game in the next frame. With one out, Bartlett walked and advanced to second base on a wild pitch by Texas starter Gerrit Simpson (3-2). Dobbs followed with his third-consecutive hit of the game to score Bartlett.

The series continues tomorrow with a 2 p.m. start time at Disch-Falk Field.

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