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April 13, 2014

College spring roundup

Phoenix Staff Reports

College baseball

ORAL ROBERTS 4, S.F. AUSTIN 0 — Pepe Gomez (5-3) moved to 2-0 on the week after seven innings of work against the Lumberjacks, allowing just three hits and striking out four. Romano got the last out of the game for his ninth save of the year. Tyler Boss led the Golden Eagles (19-16, 7-8) with three hits. The Lumberjacks fell to 15-20 and 6-9.

OKLAHOMA ST. 7, W. VIRGINIA 4 — OSU (26-10, 8-4 Big 12) scored four times in the first inning, once in the fifth and added two more runs in the eighth to cap a three-game sweep at Morgantown, W. Va. The Cowboys’ Zach Fish drove in four runs while Vince Wheeland (3-0) allowed only an unearned run in 6 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. Brendan McCurry threw a scoreless ninth for his ninth save of the season. West Virginia falls to 16-15 on the season and 2-6 in the conference.

TEXAS 7, OKLAHOMA 2 — A four-run fourth made it 5-1 and the Longhorns (28-8,8-3 Big 12) outhit the Sooners 10-8 and swept the three-game series. Austin O’Brien (2-for-4) was the only multi-hit Sooner. The fatal fourth chased Adam Choplick (3-2), who allowed seven hits and five runs, all earned.

ARKANSAS 10, LSU 4 — Freshman Blake Baxendale carried Arkansas (22-15, 7-8 SEC) at the plate with a grand slam in the first inning for his first career home run, before adding a run-scoring double in the fifth inning for a career-high five RBI day against the Tigers (27-9-1, 8-6-1) in Baton Rouge, La. Chris Oliver (4-3) earned his third win in his last four starts, throwing seven nnings and giving up four runs on four hits, while walking seven

College softball

TEXAS TECH 11, OKLAHOMA ST. 3— The Cowgirls (23-18, 3-7) had six hits against the Red Raiders (30-15, 3-6) in Lubbock. Shannon Kaufman went 2-for-2

TULSA 8, E. CAROLINA 3 — Shelby Blanton went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Erica Sampson hit her eighth home run of the year as TU (38-5, 11-2 C-USA) won the rubber game of the three-game series.

Senior Aimee Creger (19-1) picked up her second win of the series, tossing nine strikeouts and allowing two earned runs on seven hits in a complete-game effort. East Carolina fell to 21-17 and 10-8.

BAYLOR 8, OKLAHOMA 6 — A 14-game win streak and an unblemished Big 12 record ended for the Sooners (23-19, 9-1), who remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Texas in the league standings. Kelsey Stevens suffered the loss in relief, snapping a string of wins in her previous eight appearances, to drop to 23-6 on the year. Whitney Ellis was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.