Sooners Blast Their Way Past Cyclones In Doubleheader Sweep

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 05, 2001

May 5, 2001

Norman, Okla. - Junior first baseman Charlie Frasier nailed three home runs to help propel the Oklahoma baseball team to a doubleheader sweep, 8-5 and 7-5, of Iowa State Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Frasier hit a solo shot in the game one victory and then hit two more in the game two win, including the game winner. Frasier was 5-for-7 on the day with three runs scored and six RBIs to lead the Sooners. The sweep helped Oklahoma (22-28-1, 12-13-1 Big 12) collect its sixth-straight victory and compile its largest winning streak of the season. Iowa State fell to 19-25-1 and 9-13 in the league with the losses.

Senior Jason Bartlett and freshman second baseman Matt Fisher also contributed to the Sooners' home run barrage as Bartlett accounted for two on the day and Fisher had one. Bartlett and Frasier teamed up with two back-to-back home run efforts on the day, one in each game. Fisher's shot in game one extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games which was then halted in game two with an 0-for-4 performance at the plate.

Frasier's performance in game two was key to the Sooners' sweep. Down to ISU 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Napa, Calif., native sent a three-run shot to right field to give the Sooners a 4-1 lead. Then, with the game tied at 5-5 entering the bottom of the eighth frame, Frasier hit the game-winning two-run shot down the right field line.

Oklahoma jumped out to a 7-0 lead through six innings in game one before fending off a late Iowa State surge. Fisher's two-run blast began the scoring in the third inning and OU plated three more runs in the next frame on a RBI-double by Bartlett and a two RBI-triple by senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey. Frasier and Bartlett's back-to-back blasts in the sixth inning helped give Oklahoma the seven-run advantage.

Junior Rocky Cherry (8-6) recorded his first career complete game in picking up the win in game one. The win helped establish a new personal season-best win total for Cherry with his eighth win. Cherry held the Cyclones to only nine hits and three earned runs while striking out seven.

Freshman Mark Roberts picked up the win in game two to even his record at 2-2 on the season. Roberts came on to toss the final 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.

The series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.



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