, Muskogee, OK


March 26, 2014

College spring sports roundup

College baseball

CONNORS 12, CROWDER 5 — The No. 1 Cowboys (26-3) pounded out 19 hits to put away the 14th-ranked squad at Biff Thompson Field on Tuesday, winning their 14th straight game in the process.

Jarrard Poteete, Christian Perez and Yariel Gonzalez were all  4-for-5 at the plate to lead the way.

NSU 5, ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH 3 — Two runs off errors in the eighth broke a 3-3 tie and gave the  RiverHawks (14-13) their fifth win in a row. NSU crept above the .500 mark for the first time since the opening week of the season and the Lions fell to 13-13.

 David Weber was 3-for-5 to lead NSU, which was outhit 10-9.Seth Hudson (1-0) got his first career victory, giving up one hit in a scoreless two innings of relief.

In a related note, Sequoyah grad Ryan Helsley was named the MIAA Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. The freshman finished three outs shy of a no-hitter in the second game of the Lincoln series this past weekend. He threw six shutout innings in the game.

ORAL ROBERTS 3, OKLAHOMA 0 — ORU’s Pepe Gomez held the Sooners (18-7) to five hits as the Golden Eagles crept close to .500 (11-12).


College softball

CONNORS SWEEPS —  Taylor Canida gave up one hit in the sixth inning as Connors State took a 5-0 decision from Rose State and Kristen Reasnor scattered six hits in a 3-0 win to cap a sweep at Connors on Tuesday.

A solo home run by Amanda O’Neal was one of six hits in the first game. Connors (18-3, 4-0 OCAC) had just three hits in the second game with Sammy Perry going 2-for-3 with a two-run triple. Rose State fell to 14-15 and 2-8.

 BACONE FALLS — Bacone dropped a pair on the road to Mid-America Christian, 6-1 and 8-3. Aleia Murphy’s pinch-hit single brought home the only run in the opener. Kelli Costello was 2-for-4 in a five-hit showing in an 8-3 loss in the second game. The Lady Warriors are 11-21.

College golf

NSU 10TH — The RiverHAwks shot 895 for 54 holes, 31-over par at the CBU Invitational in Menifee, Calif. Western New Mexico shot 8-over 872. Brad Hager was NSU’s top finisher at 4-over 220,  tied for 21st

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