Oklahoma Falls 8-1 To Texas In Baseball

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 24, 2001

March 24, 2001

Austin, Texas - The Oklahoma baseball team dropped its second game in a row to Texas, 8-1, Saturday afternoon at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. The Sooners stranded 10 runners on base for the second-straight game and failed to come up with clutch hits as they left five runners in scoring position. Greg Dobbs led the Sooner offensive attack for the third-straight game as the senior first baseman went 3-for-4 at the plate to record his third-consecutive multi-hit contest. OU dropped to 10-18 overall and 5-6 in the Big 12 Conference as UT jumped to 19-12 overall and 8-3 in the league.

Oklahoma kept the game close and only trailed 2-1 through five innings before Texas opened it up with several late runs. The Longhorns scored two runs in the sixth inning, three in the seventh and added one more in the eighth. Two of Texas' runs in the seventh were courteousy of a two-run homer by leftfielder Ben King (1-for-2).

Dobbs scored OU's lone run in the fifth inning after two were out in the frame. With Dobbs at second base and junior designated hitter Charlier Frasier (0-for-3) at first, junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (1-for-4) stepped to the plate and delivered a RBI single to bring home Dobbs.

Freshman leftfielder Ryan Welborn was OU's other notable offensive star of the game. The freshman leftfielder recorded his first career two-hit performance, while also contributing a sacrifice and stealing a base.

Junior Rocky Cherry suffered the loss for Oklahoma to drop to 5-2 on the season. Cherry worked seven innings and gave up seven runs on nine hits.

Oklahoma will try to salvage a win in the series tomorrow in the series finale. The game starts at 1 p.m. at Disch-Falk Field.

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