MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 21, 2013

College diamond roundup

By Ronn Rowland
Phoenix staff, wire reports

Baseball

OKLAHOMA 14, NEW ORLEANS 5 — Max White slugged his third home run of the season among his four hits as the Sooners (30-10) had 19 hits, including nine for extra bases. Six of the hits were doubles and Colt Bickerstaff also homered. Dillon Overton (8-2) scattered seven hits as OU won for the second straight game and UNO dropped to 6-35.

OSU 7, KANSAS STATE 6 – Zach Fish’s solo home run with two outs in the eighth tied the game at 6-6, and three batters later, Saulyer Saxon delivered a single that brought home what proved to be the winning run for OSU (27-10, 7-6 Big 12).

CONNORS 8, EASTERN 5 — Yariel Gonzalez’s two-run home run, his eighth of the year, broke a 5-5 tie in the seventh and Korey Keith hit a solo shot in the ninth, his seventh, for the Cowboys (38-5, 9-2). Phil Diedrick also homered for Connors. Colton Strother pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit, while striking out three for the win. Eastern is 23-20 and 6-5 going into today’s 1 p.m. game.

LSU-SHREVEPORT 2-6, BACONE 1-0 – The Warriors (34-13, 20-5 Red River Athletic Conference) stranded 18 runners on base in the doubleheader at Warrior Field on Saturday. Adam Huizar (7-2) got the loss in the opener while Alen Rimer (3-2) suffered the defeat in the nightcap.

NSU 5-12, NEBRASKA-KEARNEY 12-11 — Kegan Knight had four hits and drove in three runs as NSU (24-19, 22-18) won the second game of the MIAA doubleheader with Kearney (20-21, 17-18) at Rousey Field, gaining a split in the twinbill. Cody Robinson hit his 16th home run, while David Weber had two hits and and two RBIs. Craig George (6-3) was the winning pitcher.

In the opener, Jordan Dallalio homered while Knight and Robinson each had two hits. Preston Cash also homered and Kyle Shambaugh (3-2) was the losing pitcher.

ARKANSAS 12, TEXAS A&M 2 — Arkansas’ Jordan Farris went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBI, while Ryne Stanek struck out a season-high nine at Fayetteville, Ark.

ORU 7, SAM HOUSTON STATE 2 — The Golden Eagles (13-23, 8-6 Southland)  moved into a tie for fourth in the conference with the Bearkats as they fell to 8-6 in conference action and 22-17 overall. ORU, SHSU and Lamar are within a game of first place.

Softball

NSU 10-8, LINDENWOOD 2-6 – The RiverHawks run-ruled Lindenwood in the first game and pulled out an extra-inning affair to sweep Saturday’s Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader in St. Charles, Mo.

In the first game, Sequoyah ex Saharra Henson scored the first run of the game while Muskogee ex Madison Reed came home with NSU’s fourth run. In game two, Reed scored twice while Henson scored once in helping the RiverHawks (24-20, 14-8 MIAA) to the win.

KANSAS 9, OSU 7 — Despite home runs by Tiffany Mikkelson, Tarah Ettinger and  Samantha Chrisman, the Cowgirls lost to the Jayhawks in Stillwater. Kat Espinosa (14-14) was the losing pitcher for OSU (25-21, 3-8 in Big 12), while Kansas improved to 27-12, 4-4.

TEXAS 4, OU 2 – The Sooners (38-3, 7-1) saw their 11-game winning streak snapped at Austin, Texas. Texas (39-5, 9-1) moved into first place. Tahlequah ex Erica Sampson made an appearance as a pinch runner in the second inning and was caught stealing.

WESTERN 6-4, CONNORS 4-2 — Jessica Christian (8-10) and Amanda O’Neal (4-4) were the losing pitchers for the Cowgirls in being swept in Altus. Rikki Wooten hit h er first home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the first game as the Cowgirls dropped to 21-28 overall and 7-13 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Confernce.

TEXAS WESLEYAN 7-9, BACONE 6-6 — Tarah Moutray had four hits and drove in seven runs in the doubleheader, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Warriors (17-22, 15-8 Red River Athletic Conference). Karina Watson had four hits in the twinbill. Krissy Froelich had two doubles in the first game.

HOUSTON 4-3, TULSA 3-2 – Houston scored in the bottom of the seventh inning of each game to sweep the Conference USA doubleheader in Houston, Texas. Samantha Cobb went 4-for-7 with a home run on the day for the Golden Hurricane (32-13-1, 12-5).

ARKANSAS 4, KENTUCKY 0 – Hope McLemore and Chelsea Cohen combined on a no-hitter for Arkansas (30-16, 7-9 SEC). Hilldale ex Danielle Riddle appeared in the game as a pinch runner.