Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Sooners Knock-Off #1 Rice

Oklahoma’s baseball team extended their winning streak to seven games on Tuesday night with their latest victim being the number one team in the country. The Sooners humbled Rice 15-3 in Norman avenging an 8-2 loss to the Owls earlier this season.

Joe Dunigan and Freddy Rodriguez powered the Sooner offense with three RBI apiece as the Sooners outhit the Owls 14-9. The win improved OU’s overall record to 29-10 and dropped Rice to 32-9 on the season.

“The fans were great tonight and really provided us with a regional-type atmosphere,” said OU head coach Sunny Golloway. “Our kids played really well in front of a great crowd and I thought Mottern did a great job on the mound and gave us a good start.”

Ryan Mottern (3-1) recorded the win for the Sooners with 5 1/3 innings pitched, with two runs allowed on six hits and two walks. Mottern also struck out three batters and Will Savage collected his seventh save of the season after coming into the ball game with a 7-3 OU lead and two runners on base in the top of the seventh inning.