MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 22, 2014

College baseball, softball roundup


Phoenix staff report

College baseball



TEXAS-ARLINGTON 6, OKLAHOMA 5 — Down 6-1 in the eighth, the Sooners hung a two-spot in the final two innings but fell short. The Sooners dropped to 25-17 overall, while the Mavericks improved to 18-23. UTA outhit the Sooners, 13-8. Craig Aikin finished the game 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a walk for Oklahoma. Anthony Hermelyn and  Taylor Alspaugh also recorded two-hit games.

ORAL ROBERTS 15, OKLAHOMA ST. 8 — The Golden Eagles struck for five runs in the fifth and four in the seventh to erase an 8-6 deficit and beat the Cowboys (29-12) at Tulsa. ORU had 14 hits to OSU’s 11 and were led by Jose Trevin and Anthony Sequeira, both going 3-for-4. For OSU,

age Green and Zach Fish had two hits each.

ARKANSAS 8, NORTHWEST (LA.) STATE  1 – Freshmen Blake Baxendale and Andrew Benintendi had their first ever three-hit games to lead the Razorbacks past Northwestern State on Tuesday. Arkansas improved to 26-16 with the win. Baxendale also reach safely in all five of his plate appearances.



College softball



OKLAHOMA 8, C. ARKANSAS 0 — Shelby Pendley’s grand slam was the big hit in a six-run third inning  against UCA (20-30) which led OU (35-10) to its 18th run-rule win of the season. Pendley relieved Georgia Casey in the fourth and the two combined for a three-hitter. All those hits were off Casey (3-2) while Pendley struck out a career-high five.

CONNORS, WESTERN SPLIT— Jessica Christian allowed three hits and Taylor Reeve-Roy and Kristian Reasnor both homered in Connors’ 10-1 win in the opener of a doubleheader, the final home appearance for the Cowgirls this season. Connors couldn’t overcome a six-run second inning in the second game and lost 9-5. The three-run jack was Reasnor’s 10th home run of the year. For Reeve-Roy, it was her first.

Connors is 33-12, 17-9 in the OCAC and Western is 22-18, 11-11. Connors is at Carl Albert today.

NSU SWEPT BY ARK. TECH – The RiverHawks dropped both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader to Arkansas Tech, 13-2 and 9-6, on Senior Day in Tahlequah. One of the seniors honored by NSU (25-25) was Muskogee ex Madison Reed who scored a run in the nightcap. Sequoyah grad Saharra Henson had three hits total on the day with a home run and two runs batted in.