Frasier helps Sooners win season opener

Switch-hitting first baseman Charlie Frasier drove in five runs in OU's season-opening win over Arkansas Little-Rock

Oklahoma got off to a good start to begin the 2002 season beating Arkansas Little Rock 10-4 today in their season opener at Dale Mitchell Park in Norman.

The Sooners received an encouraging start from senior Evan Greusel, who went five innings giving up only three hits and three runs while walking one and striking out seven. Greusel gave up all three of his runs in the third on a three run homer, but was dominant the rest of the way.

Freshman sensation David Purcey was impressive in relief going four innings, giving up one hit, one run, one walk and five strike outs. Purcey is 6'5 and consistently hit 92 MPH on the gun today.

Senior Charlie Frasier was the hitting star going three-for-three with a three-run homer and a two-run single. Frasier scored two runs. A natural lef-thander, Frasier is switch-hitting this year, something he hasn't done since his senior year in high school. Frasier batted left-handed all last year and had trouble against left-handed pitchers, especially those that had good breaking balls.

Redshirt freshman right fielder Tyler Johnson had a two-run triple in his first start and sophomore second baseman Matt Fisher had a double.

The Sooners and Trojans play the second game of their series Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM.

Tickets are available for the game and you can hear the contest on The Ref, 1400 AM.

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