OKLAHOMA 9, Texas 7

Thursday, May 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Jason Bartlett had four hits, including a home run, and scored three times Thursday as Oklahoma rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Texas 9-7 and eliminate the Longhorns from the Big 12 tournament.

Oklahoma (24-32-1) had 18 hits one day after giving up that many in a 17-5 loss to Texas Tech. The Sooners will play an elimination game Friday against either Tech or Texas A&M.

Bartlett hit a two-run homer in the third inning, when the Sooners scored four times to tie the score at 6-6.

Texas (34-24) had taken a 6-1 lead by scoring five runs on five hits in the second inning. Three of the runs scored on a bases-loaded triple by Ben King.

Oklahoma broke the tie on Sean Smith's RBI single in the fourth inning, then added single runs in the seventh and eighth.

Smith and Greg Dobbs had three hits each for Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Starter Evan Greusel (4-5) gave up six hits through the first two innings, but none during the next three. Austin Mix scattered five hits in four innings of relief to get his first save.

Ryan Hubele had two hits for Texas, his team-best 24th multi-hit game of the season. He also scored twice.