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March 16, 2014

College, prep spring roundup

College baseball

PITT STATE SWEEPS — The Gorillas (8-12, 7-9 MIAA) captured the first game 7-3 and collected a 6-3 triumph in the series finale over the RiverHawks (9-13, 6-10). In the opener, Northeastern State was outhit 11-6. Kyle Singleton was the only RiverHawk with multiple hits, going 2-for-3. In the finale, Kyle Shambaugh finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Muskogee High grad Mitch Stevenson added two hits. NSU lost 4-0 and won the second game 10-4 on Friday.

OKLAHOMA 6, BELMONT 5 (11) — Anthony Hermelyn drove in Sheldon Neuse for the winning run in a rain-soaked game. The Sooners (14-5) have won three straight extra-inning affairs, starting with last Tuesday’s 10-inning triumph over Texas-Arlington. They stranded 13 base runners and were just 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.

BACONE WINS PAIR — Playing Roosevelt (Ill.) at home, the Warriors put all their eggs in one basket in a 4-0 opener in a four-run first, getting three of their four hits in the contest there. Tyler Delzell (2-2) allowed one hit in a seven-inning game, that on an infield single to lead off the second. Bacone (16-6) made it a sweep on Diego Cruz’s two-run single in the seventh for a 2-1 win. Dalton Gervais (3-1) scattered seven hits in going to distance.

OKLAHOMA STATE 7, TEXAS PAN-AMERICAN 6 — Tim Arakawa’s two-RBI walk-off single came with two outs in the ninth and gave the Cowboys (14-6) their eighth come-from-behind win of the year. Arakawa was one of four Cowboys, along with Saxon, Green and Sluder, to finish with two hits in the contest.

ORAL ROBERTS LOSES TWO — Northwestern State won 3-1 in 10 innings, then capped the twinbill with a 6-4 win in Tulsa. The Golden Eagles are 8-10 and 1-3  in Southland Conference play while the Demons are 2-1 and 9-9 Matt Brandy extended his SLC leading hitting streak to 19 games with a couple of singles on the day. Jose Trevino had a pair of hits in game two, including a double, and Emmanuel Forcier had a double in each contest.

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