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May 20, 2013

Sports briefs: College baseball

NSU player honored again

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Outfielder Cody Robinson has been named to the 2013 Rawlings/ABCA NCAA Division II Baseball Central Region Second Team, announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Robinson, a first-year junior transfer from Sugar Land, Texas, belted 16 home runs and drove in 56 runs this season. He is second in the country in homers, seventh in RBI, 14th in slugging percentage (.674) and 18th in total bases (116).

He was named to the 2013 All-MIAA First Team, becoming the first NSU player since 2009 to earn first-team all-conference accolades. He was also named to the 2013 Daktronics Central Region Second Team.

Sooners edge Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Freshmen Kolbey Carpenter and Anthony Hermelyn combined for four RBIs as Oklahoma defeated Kansas State 7-3 at Tointon Family Stadium to squash a three-game losing streak. Carpenter hit a solo home run, his second of the season.

Jake Fisher (2-2) pitched into the eighth inning before putting two aboard. Fisher struck out seven and allowed nine hits,

Oklahoma (36-19, 13-11 Big 12) earned the No. 4 seed for the conference tournament and will face 5-seed Baylor Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the opening game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

ORU pitcher gets SLC kudos

FRISCO, Texas – Oral Roberts University junior pitcher Alex Gonzalez capped off a great regular season on Sunday as he was named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Gonzalez, a native of Delray Beach, Fla., tied a career high single game strikeout total with 13 in eight shutout innings against Northwestern State this past Thursday.

Through regular season action, Gonzalez has accumulated 125 strikeouts this season for the second highest total the nation and the sixth-most in a single season in Southland history.

It was the second this season Gonzalez has been named Pitcher of the Week as he was honored by the conference on April 1.

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