MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 23, 2013

Area college roundup


Phoenix wire reports

— OU softball postponed

NORMAN – Game one of the NCAA softball Super Regional between No. 1 Oklahoma and Texas A&M on Thursday was postponed because of unplayable conditions.

The game was originally set to start at 6 p.m. at Marita Hynes Field but was moved to 7 p.m. After attempts to dry the field, officials decided to postpone the game to 6 p.m. today with Saturday’s game times to be determined.



ORU remains perfect at SLC baseball tourney

SUGARLAND, Texas – Oral Roberts got a strong outing from starting pitcher Drew Bowen and backed him up on offense in getting past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-1 Thursday to move within one win of playing for its first Southland Conference Tournament championship in its first season in the league.

Bowen (4-3) kept Islander batters at bay until giving up his first hit in the seventh inning. A&M-Corpus Christi (33-23) turned a lead-off single by Cody Stephens into its first run of the game thanks to a single up the middle by Brad Porras.

By the time the Islanders scored, the Golden Eagles (25-30) already had their opposition down 4-0. ORU scored three runs in the third inning getting RBIs from Brandon Healy, Logan Domenico and Jose Trevino. They scratched another run across the plate in the sixth on a misplayed grounder to short off the bat of Graham McIntyre.



Hogs moves to 2-0 at SEC baseball tournament

HOOVER, Ala. – Arkansas scored the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt by Tyler Spoon in the eighth inning and tacked on two more insurance runs in the ninth to beat LSU 4-1 at the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.

Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek (9-2) earned the win, giving up just one unearned run on six hits over eight innings. LSU’s Aaron Nola was nearly as good, giving up one run in seven innings.

Colby Suggs threw a scoreless ninth inning for his 12th save of the season.

Arkansas (37-19) outhit LSU (49-9) 12-6. The Razorbacks were led by Matt Vinson and Spoon, who each had three hits.

LSU reliever Joey Bourgeois (3-2) took the loss. The Tigers didn’t have any extra-base hits off the Razorbacks’ pitching staff, which came into the game with the lowest ERA in the country.



OU women’s golf ninth at NCAA championships

ATHENS, Ga. – Oklahoma shot a third-round 300 (+12) and dropped one spot to a three-way tie for ninth place at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Athens, Ga., with one round remaining. Arkansas posted a 302 in the third round moving into a tie for 15th overall in the 24-team field while Oklahoma State posted a 6-over 294 during its third round to move up two spots to 20th place.

Individually, OU’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil, the defending medalist, led the Sooners by shooting a 1-over-par 73. Jao-Javanil is tied with teammate Taylor Schmidt at 218 (+2), 11 strokes behind individual leader Annie Park of Southern California. USC is also leading in the team standings, 17 shots ahead of Duke.

Leading Arkansas are Emily Tulbert and Victoria Vela who are tied for 45th with a three-round total of 222 (+6) while OSU’s Julie Yang sits in a tied for 24th at 219 (+3).