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OU & OSU Sports

April 7, 2013

College baseball and softball roundup

BASEBALL

NSU 11, LINDENWOOD 4 – Northeastern State defeated Lindenwood University on Sunday in Tahlequah to earn the series victory.

Eufaula’s Hayden Walch pitched the first 4 1/3 innings, getting as no-decision, and allowed three runs on four hits for the RiverHawks (18-15, 18-15 MIAA). Hayden’s older brother Trevor Walch collected his sixth save of the season after throwing the final 2 1/3 innings while striking out three and has figured in NSU’s last seven victories (five saves, two wins).

OU 4, TEXAS 2 – Oklahoma (27-6, 7-2 Big 12) claimed its first series victory against Texas in 15 years with a win on Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin, Texas.

KANSAS 3, OSU 2 – Oklahoma State (22-8, 4-4 Big 12) lost its first Big 12 Conference series of the season on Sunday as the Cowboys suffered a setback against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan..

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 5, ORU 3 – A late-inning break down cost Oral Roberts (9-21, 4-5 Southland) on the diamond Sunday as they fell at the hands Stephen F. Austin.

SOFTBALL

OU 8, BAYLOR 0 – Keilani Ricketts became the winningest pitcher in Oklahomal history as she recorded win No. 116 of her career, passing former Sooner Jennifer Stewart in the Sooners’ win over Baylor on Sunday.

Perfect through three innings against the Bears, Ricketts (18-1) allowed only four hits in the game while striking out five and walking one as OU improved to 34-2 overall and 3-0 in the Big 12.

ECU 6, TULSA 4 – Julie Kernen hit her fourth home run of the season, but Tulsa (31-9-1, 11-1 C-USA) dropped its first Conference USA game of the year at East Carolina in the series on Sunday in Greenville, N.C.

ISU 9, OSU 7 – Oklahoma State (24-17, 2-4 Big 12) lost to Iowa State for the third-straight game on Sunday in Ames, Iowa, in the series finale.

LSU 5, ARKANSAS 4 – Arkansas dropped the series finale to the LSU Tigers on Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark. In the circle, Kimmy Beasley (5-6) took the loss for the Razorbacks (26-15, 4-8 SEC).

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