Phoenix staff, wire reports
CONNORS SWEPT — A pair of one-run losses at Northeastern A&M put a hurt on No. 6 Connors State in Miami, Okla., on Friday. NEO is 32-12 and 9-4 in OCAC play while Connors dropped to 38-10 and 9-5, one-half game behind NEO in the league standings.
Josh Hammill (7-2) went the distance, scattering seven hits. Hammill gave up a home run in the fifth inning that snapped a 3-3 tie. Yariel Gonzalez and Jake Borrego had two hits each to lead the Connors hitting. In game two, the Cowboys fell in nine innings. Down 7-6 in the ninth, Hunter Simpson had a pinch-hit single but Jarrard Poteete, on at second, was thrown out at the plate to end the game.
BACONE WINS ONE, LOSES ONE – The Warriors won the opener of their twin bill with Texas College 3-1 before dropping the nightcap 15-11 on Friday. Ronnie Galindo and Smalit Feliz were both 1-for-3 in game one with Galindo scoring once and Feliz driving in one run. Game two saw Peter Rodriguez go 4-for-6 with three RBIs. Tim Hill got the win for Bacone (29-18, 14-8) while Tyler Delzell took the loss.
NSU SPLITS — A three-run second fueled by Cody Begovich’s two-run home run jump-started NSU toward a 5-1 win in the opener at Tahlequah on Friday. Bryce Davenport also homered for NSU and Sequoyah grad Ryan Helsley (6-3) scattered five hits over six innings. Washburn unleashed a 22-hit attack in game two and won 18-4. NSU had 12 hits and four errors. Andrew Walker and Begovich had three hits each for NSU.
TEXAS TECH 9, OU 5 – The Sooners dropped their Big 12 road series opener on Friday at Texas Tech. Adam Choplick (3-5) pitched three innings three-plus innings of work and gave up seven runs, all earned, on seven hits and three walks, despite striking out five. Keach Ballard, Anthony Hermelyn and Austin O’Brien all went 2-for-4 for OU (25-18, 5-8 Big 12).
TEXAS 3, OSU 0 – Oklahoma State managed just two hits Friday night as the Cowboys dropped a decision to 10th-ranked Texas in the series opener in Austin, Texas, on Friday. In being shut out for only the second time this season, the Cowboys dropped to 29-13 overall, 11-5 in the Big 12. Jon Perrin suffered the loss for the Cowboys despite allowing just one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings.
TEXAS-CC 7, ORU 2 – Brandon Healy had a pair of singles in the game, as well as the lone run batted in for the Golden Eagles (24-19, 13-6).
OSU 5, TEXAS 3 —Tarah Ettinger’s two-out, two-run single in the seventh sparked a four-run rally for the Cowgirls (25-21, 5-9 Big 12) against Texas (28-19, 7-4) at Austin, Texas. Hilldale grad Danielle Riddle had two hits as did Ettinger. Simone Freeman (20-12) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits.
NSU SWEPT — NSU (25-27, 11-13 MIAA) lost 6-3 and 4-1 at Missouri Western (33-15, 16-8). The RiverHawks have lost 15 of their last 16. NSU is tied with Pitt State for the eighth and final playoff spot for the MIAA tournament. Home runs accounted for all of NSU’s runs —Nevada Campos hit a three-run home run in the first game and Megan Robison a solo shot in game two.
BACONE SWEPT — The Lady Warriors outhit RRAC-leading Our Lady of Lake (34-10-1, 16-2) 6-5 but lost by that margin on the scoreboard, 3-2 and were swept in a doubleheader in San Antonio. Bacone (21-27, 10-8) lost 7-0 on two hits in the first game, both by Kelli Costello. Rhiannon Bean was the lone multi-hit batsman in the second game, going 2-for-3.