Cherry hurls Sooners to second straight win

Sooners pound Southeast Missouri State, 10-1, for second straight win

Rocky Cherry pitched seven shutout innings and Oklahoma's offense belted three home runs as the Sooners (4-1) routed Southeast Missouri State (0-2), 10-1, Saturday in Norman.

Oklahoma took an early lead with one run in the first and one in the third, but broke the game open in the fourth with four runs.

Tyler Johnson delivered the big blow in the fourth with a two-run home run, his first of the season, to put OU up 6-0.

The Sooners would go on to add one run in the fifth, another in the sixth and two more in the seventh to take a commanding 10-0 lead.

Also adding solo home runs for the Sooners, were third baseman Matt Bose in the fifth, and leftfielder Jason Fransz in the seventh.

Cherry, who earned the win and improved to 1-1, was dominant in his seven innings on the mound allowing only one hit while striking out eight.

Oklahoma football wide receiver Brandon Jones saw his first action with the baseball team when he replaced centerfielder Reggie Willits in the top of the eighth inning. Jones went 0-for-1 after grounding out to short in the bottom of the eighth.

The Sooners, who are 4-1 for the first time since 1999, will wrap up their three-game series with the Indians on Sunday at noon at L.Dale Mitchell Field.

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