Frazier (1-1) took the loss. The 6-foot-7 right hander gave up eight runs on eight hits over six innings.
However, Pepperdine almost got him off the hook for the loss. After OU seized that commanding eight-run lead, the Waves answered with six runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Meyer’s three-run blast was one of five hits OU ace Dillon Overton allowed in the frame.
“In weather like this, it’s hard to get a feel for the ball because your muscles never loosen up. It’s hard to hit your spots,” Overton said. “You’re gonna have days like this all the time in baseball, especially early in the season. You have to go out there and fight through for your team and for yourself.”
Overton improved to 4-0 with the win, but saw his ERA skyrocket from 0.56 to 2.86 after allowing six runs on six hits. Overton struck out 10, but he also issued four walks.
Nonetheless, a win was a win for the Sooners. They’ll try to secure the series when the teams return to L. Dale Mitchell Park fir Game 2 of three-game set at 2 p.m. today.
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