Oklahoma Defeats UTA, 10-6, In Baseball Action

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 02, 2001

May 2, 2001

Norman, Okla. - The Oklahoma baseball team won its fourth-straight game with a 10-6 win over Texas-Arlington Wednesday night at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Senior leftfielder Greg Dobbs tied a school record with four doubles and also tied a career-high with five hits, which he set in the Sooners' first win over the Mavericks earlier this season. The four doubles equalled a feat accomplished only once in Oklahoma baseball history by Marty Neff against South Dakota State in 1991. Dobbs' performance led a Sooner offensive output which produced 18 hits, five multi-hit efforts and eight extra-base hits. OU improved its record to 20-28-1, while UTA fell to 30-19.

After Texas-Arlington put up three runs in the top of the first inning, Oklahoma matched the effort with three runs of its own in the bottom of the inning. OU then took the lead in the next frame when freshman second baseman Matt Fisher (2-for-4) singled home senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey (3-for-5), who had tripled in the previous at bat, with two outs. Fisher's run-scoring hit was one of five RBI hits with two outs for the Sooners in the contest and also extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Dobbs nailed the first of his four doubles to lead off the third inning and scored on senior designated hitter Sean Smith's (2-for-4) following double. Dobbs' next two doubles, in the fourth and sixth innings, plated runs and allowed the Moreno Valley, Calif., native to score two more of his game-high four runs.

Sooner junior lefthander Michael Bradbury picked up the win in relief to move to 1-2 on the year. Bradbury worked four innings and allowed only four hits, one run and tied a career-high with five strikeouts.

OU's next opponent is Iowa State who heads to Norman for a three-game weekend set. The series begins Friday at 7 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park.



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