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April 27, 2014

College baseball and softball roundup

Baseball

BACONE RALLIES FOR SWEEP – Ryan Wagner singled in Eric Folkers with the game-winning run in the 10th inning of game two to give the Warriors a sweep of their doubleheader with Texas College, 2-1 and 6-5, on Saturday. Jean Carlos Rodriguez was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the game while Jean Ortiz was 2-for-3 in the opener.

TEXAS TECH 14, OU 4 – A 10-run fifth spoiled the afternoon as the Sooners fell to Texas Tech on Saturday. For the Sooners (25-19, 5-9 Big 12), Kolbey Carpenter and Hector Lorenzana each went 2-for-3. Jacob Evans (3-3) was touched up for six run on seven hits and a walk, while striking out three in the loss.

CONNORS TAKES OPENER – Connors State rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Northeastern A&M 3-2 but lost the nightcap 7-6 in 13 innings. In game one, Sequoyah grad Eric Kirkpatrick drove in a run.

OSU 2, TEXAS 1 – Donnie Walton drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as Oklahoma State beat Texas in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.  Alex Hackerott earned the win for the Cowboys (30-13, 12-5 Big 12) in relief to improve to 2-1, while Brendan McCurry added to his record saves total with his 12th of the season.

TEXAS A&M-CC 4, ORU 1 – The Islanders score two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to beat Oral Roberts on Saturday. Austen Colt led the golden Eagles (22-20, 9-11 Southland) going 2-for-3 while Gavin Glanz (2-4) took the loss.

Softball

OU SWEEPS – Oklahoma ran its non-conference winning streak to nine games Saturday with a sweep of UAB on Saturday, run-ruling the Blazers 11-3 in the opener, then posting an 8-4 victory in game two. Lauren Chamberlain returned to the lineup for the Sooners (38-10) after missing 23 games due to injury and went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the two games.

NSU SPLITS – The RiverHawks split their twin bill with Northwest Missouri State on Saturday, dropping game one 6-5 before taking the nightcap 14-13 in nine innings. The win in game two gave NSU the final spot in the MIAA Championship tournament which starts Thursday. Sequoyah grad Saharra Henson had a home run, scored twice and drove in three runs on the day while Muskogee ex Madison Reed was 2-for-5 in game two with one RBI and three runs scored.

TULSA CLINCHES C-USA TITLE – Aimee Creger pitched her seventh no-hitter of her career in game one while Bailey Erwin pitched six shutout innings in game two as the Golden Hurricane swept Middle Tennessee State 8-0 and 6-1 to clinch the Conference USA regular season championship. Former Tahlequah Tiger Erica Sampson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and one RBI for Tulsa (44-5, 17-2) in game one while Haskell grad Jodi Edmiston was 1-for-1 in game two.

CONNORS WINS ONE, DROPS ONE – Connors State concluded its regular season play with a doubleheader split with Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa on Saturday, losing the opener 2-1 and taking the nightcap 12-0. Vian ex Chelsie Drew connected for a home run in the second game to tie the Connors single season mark for home runs with 15. It ties the mark held by Sammy Swanda established in 2009. Drew was 3-for-4 at the plate.

TEXAS 12, OSU 1 (5) – The Longhorns scored all their runs in the fourth and fifth innings in run-ruling Oklahoma State on Saturday. Former Hilldale Lady Hornet Danielle Riddle singled in the first inning, one of two hits for the Cowgirls (25-22, 5-10 Big 12) in the game.

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