April 27, 2001
Norman, Okla. - Junior hurler Evan Greusel tossed his first career shutout Friday night as the Oklahoma baseball team defeated Centenary College, 5-0, at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Greusel (3-4), who pitched his first complete game of the season (second of his career), scattered seven hits and did not issue a walk while facing the minimum number of batters in six of the nine innings. Senior leftfielder Greg Dobbs (2-for-4) and freshman second baseman Matt Fisher (2-for-4) supplied the necessary offensive help with solo home runs in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively. OU's defense also aided Greusel's effort by turning three double plays in the game and not committing an error. Oklahoma improved to 17-28-1 overall with the victory, while Centenary fell to 22-34-1.
The Sooners got on the scoreboard in the third inning when senior third baseman Jason Bartlett (2-for-3) led off the frame with a single, advanced to third on junior catcher Chris Haggard's (1-for-2) base hit and scored on a double play ball to second base.
Dobbs scored the first of two runs in the fourth with his home run before junior first baseman Charlie Frasier (2-for-4) laced a two-out triple down the first base line and came home on Bartlett's following base hit.
Dobbs and Frasier both helped to plate the final run of the game for the Sooners in the sixth inning. After leading off with a double, Dobbs was brought home on an RBI-single by Frasier two batters later.
Game two of the three-game series will be played tomorrow at 2 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park.