MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 31, 2014

College baseball and softball roundup


Phoenix staff, wire reports

Baseball

CONNORS 4, MURRAY ST. 3 – Hilldale ex Jarrard Poteete laced a single through the right side of the infield, bringing Christian Perez home with the game-winning run in the 15th inning on Sunday to extend the No. 1 Cowboys’ victory streak to 16 in a row.

Poteete had two hits in the game with the one RBI, Sequoyah grad Eric Kirkpatrick had one RBI and former Vian Wolverine Landon Decker scored a run in the 15th which tied the game at 3-3.

OSU 9, TCU 4 – Oklahoma State won the rubber match of its series with TCU on Sunday as the Cowboys picked up the victory in Stillwater. Sunday’s outcome gave OSU its first Big 12 Conference series win of the season as the Cowboys improved to 3-3 in league play and 19-9 overall.

KANSAS 4, OU 3 – Down to its final strike in three straight at-bats, the University of Oklahoma baseball team battled back to tie the game in the top of the ninth, but ultimately fell in the bottom to Kansas on Sunday. The Sooners took their second straight Big 12 series despite dropping to 20-9 overall and 4-2 in the league. The Jayhawks improved to 18-10 and 3-3.

UCO 20, NSU 3 – Central Oklahoma scored at least two runs in each inning in run-ruling NSU in Edmond on Sunday. The loss drops the RiverHawks to 14-17 on the year, 10-14 in the MIAA.

NICHOLLS ST. 2, ORU 1 – Gavin Glanz allowed just four hits while striking out six for the Golden Eagles but the Nicholls State Colonels struck in the ninth to top Oral Roberts in Thibodaux, La., on Sunday. ORU dropped to 12-14 overall and 3-6 in Southland Conference play, while the Colonels improved their first place conference record to 7-2 and 15-14 overall.

MISS. ST. 5, ARKANSAS 1 – The Razorbacks (17-10, 4-5 SEC) dropped the series finale at Mississippi State (20-10, 6-3) on Sunday. Chris Oliver (2-3) suffered the loss for the Razorbacks, lasting 6 1/3 innings and giving up four runs on seven hits, while walking one and striking out three. Colin Poché and Jacob Stone came on in relief and combined to work 1 2/3 innings and not allow an earned run.



Softball

NSU DROPS DH – The RiverHawks lost a doubleheader to Central Missouri on Sunday in Warrensburg, Mo., falling in the first game 2-1 before being run-ruled in the nightcap 16-8.

Sequoyah grad Saharra Henson was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the first game and 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs, all coming on her seventh home run of the season in the first inning, in the nightcap for NSU (24-14, 10-6 MIAA) while Muskogee ex Madison Reed scored two runs in game two.

OU 11, ISU 0 – A 10-run fourth inning helped Oklahoma (24-8, 3-0 Big 12) complete a three-game sweep at Iowa State (17-14, 0-3 Big 12) after an five-inning win on Sunday. OU’s winning streak now stands at a season-high six games. The Sooners won all three games this weekend in just five innings, outscoring the Cyclones 35-2.

TULSA 13, UTEP 0 – Aimee Creger struck out 12 in a five-inning no-hitter, and Tulsa scored 10 runs in the first inning on its way to a run-rule victory to complete its Conference USA series sweep of UTEP on Sunday. Haskell ex Jodi Edmiston was 1-for-2 with two RBIs for the Golden Hurricane (32-3, 9-0 C-USA), both coming on her fourth home run of the season in the first inning while Tahlequah grad Erica Sampson was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.

KANSAS 2, OSU 1 –  The Cowgirls lost a nine-inning thriller to Kansas on Sunday in Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks walked off with the win in the bottom of the ninth inning on a bases loaded wild pitch to give KU the victory and the series sweep.

TEXAS A&M 11, ARKANSAS 7 – The Razorbacks hit two more home runs on Sunday but lost game three of its weekend series to Texas A&M. Stephanie Canfield hit her first home of the season while Jayme Gee recorded her fifth in the loss. With Sunday’s result, Arkansas is now 23-14 on the season and 2-7 in Southeastern Conference play.