, Muskogee, OK

March 11, 2014

Area briefs

Phoenix Staff Reports

MHS softball

field has name

Muskogee’s renovated softball facility has a new name.

Hal Sands Field will host its season opener today when Muskogee hosts Sallisaw.

Sands was a longtime volunteer assistant for the Roughers who has battled various health issues.

NSU men’s

golf in fifth

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team is tied for fifth after the first round of the Dave Falconer Memorial, which is being held at the par-72, 7,047-yard Chamberlyne CC.

The RiverHawks posted an 11-over-par 299 in the first round and are tied with Harding and Missouri Southern. Henderson State and Arkansas State lead the field at 1-under 287. Southern Nazarene (5-over 293) and Southwestern Oklahoma State (6-over 294) also sit between NSU and the leaders.

Junior Brad Hager and freshman Tate Williamson are both tied for 18th at 2-over 74. Sophomore Michael Varner carded a career-low 75 to land in a tie for 23rd.  Michael Hearne of Southern Nazarene and George Adams of Southern Arkansas are tied for the individual lead at 4-under 68. The final round will be contested today.

NSU baseball

sweeps at home

TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State baseball team defeated Lindenwood University twice Monday afternoon at Rousey Field to get the series victory.

The RiverHawks (8-9, 5-7 MIAA) won the first game 19-10 and took the series finale 9-7 over the Lions (4-12, 2-6 MIAA). NSU won the series 3-1 with the help of seven home runs and two grand slams. The two teams split a doubleheader Sunday.

The two grand slams came in back-to-back innings and were both hit by junior Cayle Shambaugh. Seniors Cody Robinson and Kyle Singleton homered in both games, and junior Justin Burgess hit the winning blast in the second game.

NSU SB splits

with Lindenwood

Northeastern State split a doubleheader against Lindenwood University at RiverHawks Park Monday afternoon. The Lions (3-10, 1-3 MIAA) won the first game 3-1, and the RiverHawks (13-7, 3-1 MIAA) won the second game 3-1.

Muskogee grad Madison Reed led NSU with two hits and two RBIs in the win. Shelbie Wagnon (1-0) tabbed her first win of the season in the circle. She threw five frames, allowed two hits and one unearned run. Senior Kylee Cole earned her first save, as she pitched the final two innings.

NSU women’s

golf in fourth

EDMOND  –  The Northeastern State women’s golf team currently sits tied for fourth with a 316 after Monday’s opening round of the UCO Classic, which is being played on the par-70, 6,700-yard KickingBird Golf Club.

NSU junior Arizona Chin shot 76 to sit tied for fifth. Freshman Baylee Price shot a 78 and is tied for 12th, while freshman Sofia Castiello shot a 79 and is tied for 17th.

Arkansas Tech (306) leads the pack, while Oklahoma City University and Central Oklahoma are tied for second after a round one score of 310.

The RiverHawks will tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start for the final round today.