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April 20, 2014

College baseball and softball roundup

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CONNORS 16, EASTERN 9 – Connors State and Eastern State combined for 12 home runs on Saturday with the Cowboys taking the slugfest in Wilburton. The Cowboys improve to 37-8 overall and 9-3 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Cowboys pounded out six home runs in the game, one each by brothers Yariel and Dariel Gonzalez. It was Yariel’s ninth on the year and Dariel’s first and the first time in school history that brothers have homered in the same game. Also knocking out home runs were Sequoyah grad Eric Kirkpatrick, his seventh, and Hilldale ex Jarrard Poteete, his fourth. Poteete’s former Hornet teammate Hunter Harrison (4-0) took over on the mound in the fifth and was credited with the victory.

NSU 13, SW BAPTIST 11 – The RiverHawks scored three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to put away Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Mo., on Saturday. NSU improved to 21-23 overall, 17-19 in the MIAA, while SW Baptist fell to 24-20, 20-15 in the MIAA.

OSU 5, KANSAS 3 – The Cowboys scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth on Saturday, two on Tim Arakawa’s second home run of the year, in Stillwater to clinch the weekend series with the Jayhawks. OSU ends the weekend 28-11 on the year, 9-4 in Big 12 action.

W. VA. 9, OU 5 – The Sooners squandered a four-run lead in dropping the series finale to the Mountaineers on Saturday in Norman. OU fell to 25-16 overall and 5-7 in the Big 12, while the Mountaineers improved to 19-15 and 4-7.

HOUSTON BAPTIST 11, ORAL ROBERTS 10 (10) – The Golden Eagles’ rally in the bottom of the 10th inning fell one-run short in Saturday’s loss. ORU record now sits at 21-18 on the year, 9-9 in the Southland Conference.

VANDERBILT 2, ARKANSAS 1 – John Norwood’s two-run home run in the fourth inning was all the offense the Commodores would need in beating the Razorbacks on Saturday. Arkansas (24-16, 8-9 SEC) scored its only run in the eighth inning on a single by Blake Baxendale.

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