Sooners' Record Streak Ends With Loss to UALR

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:16 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 13, 2011 5:46 PM CDT

Corey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

NORMAN, Okla. – The No. 2 Oklahoma baseball team struggled from start to finish and finally suffered its first loss of the season Sunday in a 7-0 upset to Arkansas-Little Rock.

The Sooners had trouble both at the plate and on the mound all day. They recorded only two hits – a season low – while allowing 14, a season high. They were forced to use six different pitchers, two of which allowed runs in less than an inning of work.

Greg Garcia started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the second, and the Trojans recorded their biggest inning with three runs in the fifth. They added three late runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but they did not need them.

UALR starter Calvin Drinnen had the OU hitters off balance all game. He pitched a complete game and gave up just two hits while striking out six.

The loss was the Sooners’ first of the season and ended their record winning streak of 16 games to start the season. OU now will go on the road to face No. 7 Arizona State in its next game at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.