Sooners Grab Two Wins on Friday Over A&M

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 25, 2005

NORMAN, Okla., -- The University of Oklahoma baseball team (15-9, 2-1 Big 12) took two games from No. 14/15 Texas A&M (19-9, 2-4 Big 12) on Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.  The Sooners, opening their Big 12 Conference schedule, won game one, 2-0, and game two, 3-2.

In game one, Steven Guerra (3-1) pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits and two walks. Guerra allowed just .109 hitting.

OU scored both of its runs in the eighth.  Kody Kaiser scored Russell Raley with a double that banged off the top of the right field fence and then Ryan Rohlinger’s sacrifice fly to center scored Kaiser two batters later.

Game 1 Box Score  |  Game 2 Box Score

In game two, the Sooners had to rally from a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the seventh to capture their second win of the day.

The Aggies took the early lead, scoring one run in the first inning.

Leadoff-hitter Travis Bartek singled his first offer to right field and advanced to second on Parker Dalton’s sacrifice bunt. Bartek then stole third and scored on a Cliff Pennington single to left.

The Sooners answered in the bottom of the second as Rohlinger scored from a Kevin Smith sacrifice grounder.

In the eighth, pinch runner Jeff Scuderi scored off Chuckie Caufield sacrifice fly for the tie and Russell Raley singled the next at-bat to score Jackson Williams.

John Brownell registered his first career win as a Sooner.  The junior transfer relieved Brad Burns for the final three innings, allowing three hits and two walks during his stint.

Raley, currently in a six-game hitting streak, batted 6-for-12 over the three-game series, scoring three runs and driving in two more.

Oklahoma opened conference play with its first series win since sweeping a three-game set with Missouri in 2002.

OU returns to the diamond Tuesday, March 29, at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman against Dallas Baptist.  First pitch is schedule for 7 p.m.



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