OU rallies for series sweep of Missouri

Fransz's grand slam helps OU complete three-game sweep in Big 12 series opener

The Oklahoma Sooner team scored seven runs in the seventh inning to go on and beat the Missouri Tigers today, 16-10, while sweeping the Tigers in the first series of the Big 12 season today.

The Sooners built an 8-4 lead after four innings, only to watch the Tigers claw back into the game and trail 9-8 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

Oklahoma then put the game away, thanks to a grandslam home run by junior Jason Fransz (5) and a solo home run by junior centerfielder Matt Arkison, his first of the year.

The Sooners were led at the plate by junior Eddie Cornejo who went 3-for-6 with a run scored and two RBI. Freshman Matt Bose went 2-for-4, with two runs and one RBI. Fransz hit his grandslam and drove in seven runs.

Charlie Frasier went 2-for-5, scored two runs and one RBI. Sophomore Denver Kitch went 2-for-5, with one run scored and one RBI.

Mark Roberts (3-1) picked up the win in relief, going 6.1 innings. Roberts gave up seven hits, four earned runs, one walk and struck out seven. Roberts will go into the starting rotation this weekend when the Sooners travel to Phoenix, Arizona to take on Arizona State.

The Sooners are now 11-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Missouri drops to 6-7 and 0 -3 in the conference.

OU will play out of conference on Tuesday when the host Arkansas at L. Dale Mitchell. Game time set for 3:00 PM. OU will also host Western Illinois on Wednesday at 3:00 PM before leaving Thursday for Arizona.

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