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March 27, 2013

Garza dominates Oral Roberts with 11 strikeouts in first start

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TULSA —

It wasn’t a great offensive performance by any stretch. OU left 11 runners on base and went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Still, the only late-inning drama centered on whether Oberste would match Marty Neff’s school-record 27-game hitting streak.

Oberste finally got it done in the top of the seventh inning.

“Once I didn’t have a hit coming into that sixth inning, it was getting kind of nerve-wracking, but I try not to put pressure on myself. I tried to stay back and hit the ball the other way,” he said. “I was down 0-2 and he came in with a fast ball and I hit it the other way. I got jammed a little bit, but it worked out.”

Gavin Glanz (1-2) took the loss for the Golden Eagles (8-16). He gave up three runs on four hits. He struck out four, but two of three walks he issued were the bases-loaded ones in the fourth inning.

The only trouble Garza faced was in the first inning. He gave up an RBI single to Logan Domenico in the bottom of the first inning. However, the freshman cruised from there.

“His pitch count was really down,” OU coach Sunny Golloway said of Garza. “He was going out there in the eighth with just 80. We knew he was going to finish the game.”

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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