College baseball: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State win opening games of the season

Sooners crush Hofstra 10-4; Josh Holliday wins first game as Cowboys coach
From Staff Reports Published: February 15, 2013
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photo - Colt Bickerstaff, left, Max White, center, and Matt Oberste meet at the plate after all three runners scored on a double by Anthony Hermelyn as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners play Hofstra in NCAA college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Field on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013  in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Colt Bickerstaff, left, Max White, center, and Matt Oberste meet at the plate after all three runners scored on a double by Anthony Hermelyn as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners play Hofstra in NCAA college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Field on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Hofstra scored an early run, but it was all Oklahoma after that Friday in the first game of the college baseball season at Mitchell Park in Norman.

Matt Oberste and Anthony Hermelyn each collected three RBIs as the Sooners coasted to a 10-4 victory in sunny but 46-degree weather. After Hofstra scored an unearned run in the first inning, the Sooners took the lead for good in the bottom half with four runs. OU handed three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh against a Hofstra club that used five pitchers.

OU starting pitcher Dillon Overton had an exceptional outing. He gave up two hits and one walk in seven innings. Overton struck out seven.

The Sooners and Pride continue the series with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game starts at 1 p.m.

OSU WINS OPENER

Josh Holliday won his first ballgame as Oklahoma State's head coach Friday as the Cowboys trimmed No. 21-ranked New Mexico 4-2 before 1,385 fans at Isotopes Park. Holliday, a former OSU catcher who replaced Frank Anderson during the offseason, watched his club score two runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, and then reliever Brendan McCurry secure his first win of the season.

Randy McCurry had two hits and three RBIs for the Cowboys, who play New Mexico again Saturday and Sunday.



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