CONNORS 5-3, ALLEN COUNTY 2-0 – Connors State swept Allen County, Kan., in a twin bill Sunday afternoon at Biff Thompson Field.
In game one, Allen County scored its two runs in the fifth inning off Connors starter Jordan Morales, who went six innings. He gave up just three hits and struck out six. Sawyer Barnard pitched the seventh inning to get his first save of the year.
In the nightcap Chad Backward pitched a complete game seven innings to register the shutout. He struck out three, allowing four hits.
ARKANSAS TECH 15, NSU 9 – Arkansas Tech pounded out 19 hits off four Northeastern State pitchers and came from behind to post a win at Rousey Field Sunday afternoon.
ATU won all four of its games in the weekend round-robin to improve to 8-6. NSU was 1-3 and fell to 4-7.
Trevor Walch, pitching on just one day off, suffered his second consecutive loss to even his record on the hill at 2-2.
The RiverHawks had 10 hits on the windy afternoon with Greg Jackson, Chris Gallegos and Mike Stone collecting two hits apiece. Chad Davidson had a double, while Kegan Knight and Stone both homered.
OU 8, HARTFORD 3 – Junior Steven Okert struck out nine batters to lead No. 15 Oklahoma to a win on Sunday and a three-game sweep over the visiting Hawks.
Okert lasted eight innings for Oklahoma, the longest start for a Sooner this season, and struck out nine batters to improve 1-0. The win was also the 600th career victory for OU coach Sonny Galloway
The Sooners improved to 4-2 and have won three straight games. Hartford fell to 0-3 on the season.
OSU 6, BGSU 2 – Oklahoma State won its fifth game in a row and completed a three-game series sweep of Bowling Green State with a victory Sunday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
The Cowboys used a five-run rally in the sixth inning to propel them to the win as they improved to 5-3, while BGSU remained winless in five games this season.
OSU’s offensive outburst helped give starter Randy McCurry his first win of the season. The junior right-hander gave up 10 hits but allowed just two runs and struck out four to improve to 1-1 on the year.
As they did in the first two games of the series, the Cowboys overcame a deficit to win.
The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on and RBI single by Andrew Kubuski, but in the bottom of the inning, Weidenaar connected on his second home run of the series, a solo shot that tied the score. The round tripper was OSU’s first hit of the game.