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Sooners Win Opener Against #20 UC Riverside

For the second game in a row the OU baseball team defeated a nationally ranked team. After downing #11 Wichita State 5-4 on Wednesday the Sooners dominated #20 UC Riverside Friday night 14-5 behind another strong performance by Stephen Porlier who improved his record to 3-0 on the season.

On the mound for UC Riverside was James Simmons, a pre-season candidate for the Roger Clemens Award, who came into the game with a 0.62 ERA. Simmons was yanked in the 5th after giving up seven runs on nine hits.