Sooners Shut Down By Nebraska Hurler

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 30, 2001
Norman, Okla. - The Oklahoma offense managed only four hits off of Nebraska starting pitcher Shane Komine in the Sooners' 7-1 loss to the eighth-ranked Huskers Friday night at L. Dale Mitchell Park. OU tagged the Husker ace for one run in the first inning and was then held scoreless the remainder of the contest as Komine (7-1) fanned 11 batters in a complete-game effort. Oklahoma dropped to 10-20 overall and 5-8 in the Big 12 Conference with its fifth straight league loss while Nebraska improved to 20-7 overall and 6-2 in the conference.

The Sooners scored their lone run in the first inning when senior third baseman Jason Bartlett (1-for-4) laced a one-out double to left field and advanced to third on a passed ball by 'Husker catcher Tito Rivera (0-for-1). Nebraska shortstop Will Bolt (3-for-4) committed a two-base error on a ball hit by the next Oklahoma batter, senior first baseman Greg Dobbs (1-for-4), that brought Bartlett home.

Junior shortstop Sergio Garcia (1-for3) and senior pinch hitter/catcher Eliot Joyner (1-for-1) were the other two Sooners to collect a hit off of Komine in the game.

Michael Bradbury, OU's starting pitcher, fell to 0-2 on the year after working 4.1 innings and giving up only three runs (two earned) on six hits.

The two teams will continue the series Saturday with the second game scheduled for 2 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive free Oklahoma foam bats.



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