MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 3, 2014

College baseball and softball roundup


Phoenix wire reports

Baseball   

OKLAHOMA STATE 8, ARIZONA STATE 5 — The No. 9 Cowboys (33-13) extended their win streak to four games  Friday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

Tanner Krietemeier led the OSU attack with a 3-for-3 night at the plate, while Tim Arakawa drove in two runs, his ninth multi-RBI game of the season, and is now tied for the team lead with 31 RBIs.

Alex Hackerott earned the win on the mound in relief of starter Jon Perrin to improve to 3-1, while Brendan McCurry added to his record saves total with his 13th of the year and 21st of his career.

BAYLOR 3, OKLAHOMA 2 — The Sooners (25-22, 5-11 Big 12) saw their losing streak grow to seven games, while the Bears (21-26, 6-12) snapped a three-game conference skid.

More importantly, Baylor, by virtue of conference winning percentage, leaped the Sooners for seventh place in the Big 12. The Sooners ended Friday night still one game ahead of Kansas State for the eighth place in the standings. Craig Aikin had an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning, and Neuse drove him in on his Big 12-leading seventh double of the season.

However, OU only had six hits.

NSU 6, CENT. MISSOURI 5 (11) – Eighth seeded Northeastern State took a 1-0 lead in the series at top seeded Central Missouri in the firsr round of the MIAA Baseball championship. David Weber hit a home run and drove in two runs for the RiverHawks while Kyle Singleton also added a home run and Tyler Wilkins scored twice. Game two of the series is at 2 p.m. today with the game three, if necessary, to follow.

BACONE 17, JARVIS CHRISTIAN 15 — The Warriors pounded out 17 hits, led by Jonathan Villela’s 5-for-6, four RBI game and advanced in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday at Shreveport, La. Villlela hit a two-run home run as part of a nine-run first. Bacone plays LSU-Shreveport in a winner’s bracket game at 3 p.m. today.



Softball

CONNORS 10, WESTERN ST. 2 – Muskogee ex Kali Romine and Vian grad Chelsie Drew each hit a home run, two of four on the day for the Cowgirls, as Connors State run-ruled Western State 10-2 in their opening game of the NJCAA Region II tournament on Friday. For Romine, it was her third of the year while Drew hit her 16th, a new Connors State single-season record. Connors moves on in the winner's bracket to face Northeastern A&M at 10 a.m. today.

NSU IN MIAA FINALS – Northeastern State defeated Emporia State 3-1 on Friday for the second time in two days to advance to the championship round of the MIAA Softball Championship. The RiverHawks (29-29) will face Missouri Western at noon today needing to beat the Griffons twice to capture the championship. MWSU put NSU in the loser’s bracket with a 3-1 victory earlier on Friday. At the plate for NSU against ESU, Megan Robison had a home run while going 3-for-4 and driving in two. Kayce Wooldridge allowed just six hits and walked just one in getting the win.

BACONE SPLITS AT RED RIVER – The Lady Warriors beat Southwest 4-1 before falling to Our Lady of the Lake 4-0 at the Red River Conference championship tournament on Friday. Bacone faces Langston at 10 a.m. today in an elimination game, with the winner advancing to the finals against OLLU at 12:30 p.m., needing to win twice to win the championship.

OU 5, TEXAS TECH 0 – Kelsey Stevens tied a season high with 11 strikeouts as Oklahoma (41-10, 12-2) defeated Texas Tech (35-17, 8-8), 5-0, on Friday night. Brittany Williams was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in for OU (41-10, 12-2). Lauren Chamberlain hit her first home run since returning from a back injury. It was her seventh homer of the year and 67th of her career.

TEXAS A&M 2, OSU 1 – Tiffany Mikkelson’s home run in the sixth inning wasn’t enough as Okalhoma lost at Texas A&M. Former Hilldale Hornet Danielle Riddle was 2-for-3 as the Cowgirls fell to 26-25 on the season.

FLORIDA 8, ARKANSAS 3 – Stephanie Canfield drove in the Razorbacks’ first two runs of the game but Arkansas lost to Florida at home on Friday. With the loss, the team drops to 27-26 overall and 5-17 in Southeastern Conference play.