MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 17, 2013

Prep, college roundup


Phoenix Staff Reports

College baseball

MURRAY STATE 10, CONNORS STATE 7 — Playing at Tishomingo, the Cowboys had the winning streak snapped at 17 games in falling to 19-2 for the season on Saturday.

Kelvin Ramos (2-1) was losing pitcher as Connors fell behind 7-0 after three innings. Connors was able to cut the deficit to 8-6 in the six inning.

Eric Kirkpatrick had a two-run double and Taylor Fourkiller had a two-run double in the sixth inning. Phil Diedrik slugged a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

Kevin Brill was the winning pitcher as Murray State slugged two solo home runs in the eighth inning.

BACONE 12, WILEY 7 — Antonio Horn had two hits and drove in seven runs as the Warriors improved to 20-8 overall and 11-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Steven Smith also homered as he and Jean Ortiz added three hits each. Jonathan Villela and Eric Folkers each had two hits in the win. Matt Durbin (2-0) struck out four batters in five innings to pick up the pitching win.

MISSOURI WESTERN 10., NSU 3 — At St. Joseph, Mo., NSU had three cracks to stop the winning streak, but Missouri Western State swept the RiverHawks and has now won 14 games in a row.

 Ryan Staggs went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove home one of Northeastern State’s three runs. The RiverHawks were outhit 13-6 in the game. Trevor Walch (0-1) gave up six runs (three earned) on eight hits in 4.2 innings.

OSU SWEEPS IONA — The Cowboys got just enough timely hits to beat Iona 6-1, completing a doubleheader sweep Saturday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.  

The Cowboys won the first game, 16-0.

Oklahoma State freshman Donnie Walton went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead RBI double as the Cowboys (16-3) overcame a slow offensive start to score three of their six runs in the bottom of the sixth in the second game. Vince Wheeland (4-0) picked up the win.

In the first game, Victor Romero went 1-for-4 with three RBIs while Fish and Krietemeier each went 3 for 3 with two RBIs as Oklahoma State pounded out 16 hits and scored nine runs in the fourth inning en route to the run-rule victory over the Gaels.

OU 7, NW LOUISIANA 2 — OU (16-4) pounded out 11 hits, marking the 11th time in 2013 the Sooners have tallied at least 10 hits in a game. Hector Lorenzana went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the offensive charge.

Matt Oberste went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 23 consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season and giving him the third-longest such streak in OU history.  Garrett Carey blasted his third home run of the season while freshman infielder Kolbey Carpenter also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.



College softball

CONNORS SPLITS  — Connors State split a softball twin bill with Rose State on Saturday, losing the opener 5-1 and taking the night cap 7-6 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action on the Raiders home field in Midwest City.

The split leaves the Cowgirls with a 13-17 season mark and 2-6 in OCAC play.

Cowgirls used several pitchers in the second game inside the circle with Amanda O’Neal getting the win. Ashley Dunigan was 2-for-4 in the second game and finished with four stole bases in the doubleheader. Perry and Kali Romine went 2-for-3 at the plate.

In the opener, the Cowgirls outhit Rose 7-3 with Dunigan went 3-for-4 and Chelsie Drew 2-for-4 at the plate. Three of the Raiders’ runs were unearned as Jessica Christian took the loss.

OKLAHOMA 4, ARIZONA 0 — Lauren Chamberlain provided the power and Keilani Ricketts dominated in the circle as No. 1 Oklahoma (25-1) shut out No. 14 Arizona at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.

Chamberlain hit a pair of solo home runs to lead the OU offense, while Ricketts picked up her 10th shutout of the season as she limited the Arizona (20-8) bats to just three hits. Oklahoma has now won eight straight games since suffering its only defeat of the season on March 2.

OSU WINS TWO — Playing in Clearwater, Fla., the Oklahoma State Cowgirls strong showing at the USF Spring Invitational Saturday by defeating Boston University 7-1 and capitalized on Simone Freeman’s 15 strikeouts to beat Robert Morris, 3-0. The Cowgirls improved to 18-12 on the season and extend their winning streak to 11 games.

TULSA SWEEPS — Lacey Middlebrooks pitched a no-hitter to lead the Tulsa softball team to an 8-0 game-two win at Memphis, as the Golden Hurricane swept Saturday's doubleheader with a 4-2 (8 inn.) game-one win at Tigers Softball Complex.

It was the first career no-hitter for Middlebrooks (8-2). Third baseman Jill Barrett and shortstop Samantha Cobb each drove in two runs for the Golden Hurricane (22-5, 5-0 C-USA). Center fielder Caitlin Everett went 5-for-5 at the plate, tying the school record for hits in a single game.

NSU SPLITS —The Northeastern State softball team split a doubleheader against Missouri Southern State as it

NSU (9-15, 1-3) dropped the first game7-2 and won the nightcap 5-1.

 In the second game, the RiverHawks scored junior Navada Campos on a leadoff home run in the top of the second inning to lead the Lions 2-0. Saharra Henson scored again in the visitors half of the fourth frame to improve NSU’s lead 3-0.

Freshman Kayce Wooldridge (3-8) tossed for a full six frames and took the loss in the circle. She allowed 13 hits and seven earned runs.



Prep baseball

CHECOTAH 6, OKTAHA 0 — Winning pitcher Kameron Elerick (2-0) struck out 10 batters in tossing a five-inning no-hitter against the Tigers. The Wildcats improved to 7-2 for the season.

Caleb Knight slugged his second home run of the season with a two-run shot, doubled twice and drove in three runs. Trey Blankenship had two hits and scored twice.

WARNER 10, GORE 4 — Tim Smithson, Cody Coffman and Shilo Bullard combined for five hits and five RBIs as the Eagles improved to 7-1 for the season to win the Okay Tournament.

Smithson and Bullard each had two singles, while Smithson and Coffman drove in two runs each. Levi Jones (3-0) struck out six batters to improve to 3-0.

Losing pitcher Cole Keathley singled twice and drove in a run as the Pirates dropped to 8-2. Logan Ohl added two singles.

VIAN FESTIVAL — In a battle of top 10 Class 3A teams, the host and No. 8 Wolverines beat No. 5 Spiro 10-6  as Riley Simon had two hits in three trips and drove in five runs. Dan Weir also had two hits and John Andrews (3-0) scattered six hits over five innings. Vian’s Shawn Troutman (3-0) struck out 16 in a two-hit shutout of Okemah. Landon Decker singled in Warren Zachary, who reached base on a two-out bunt single. Vian had three hits in moving to 8-1 heading into Thursday’s game in the Ripley Tournament against Mulhall Orlando.