, Muskogee, OK

April 30, 2013

Monday's college diamond digest

By Mike Kays
Phoenix Staff Reports

Connors baseball falls

MIAMI, Okla. –Connors State held a 2-1 lead over Northeastern A&M but the Norse scored five unanswered runs in the seventh en route to a 10-3 victory over the Cowboys in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball game Monday at Homa Thomas Field.

The two clubs tied the season series at 2 each. The No. 13-ranked Cowboys are now 42-8 for the season and 12-4 in league play. Connors will play host to Carl Albert State College at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Biff Thompson Field.

Colton Strother (4-2) took the loss for the Cowboys on the hill.

Jiro Morales doubled in the second inning and came home on Dalton Daniels fielder’s choice for a 1-0 Cowboys lead. In the fifth Connors took a 2-1 lead when Erik Kirkpatrick moved to third base and scored on Christian Perz fielder’s choice,

NEO scored two runs in their half of the fifth inning for a 3-2 advantage. Jiro Morales and Korey Keith had two hits each for the Cowboys.

Region II seeds: Connors gets 4

The NJCAA Region II Softball Tournament pairings have been announced and the Connors State Cowgirls received the No. 4 seed and will open against Rose State, No. 5 seed at 1 p.m. at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City on Friday, May 3.

Northeastern A&M the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference champion is the No. 1 seed and will play No. 8 seed Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa.

Western Oklahoma State the No. 2 seed will play No. 7 seed Carl Albert State College and No. 3 seed Seminole State will battle Eastern Oklahoma State.

All first round games begin at 1 p.m. followed by a second game in the double elimination tournament at 5:30 p.m. Elimination and semifinal games will be played on Saturday. The championship game is Sunday at ASA Stadium.

All-Region team announced

The All-Region II softball team was also announced and three Connors State Cowgirls were selected. Infielder Ashley Dunigan, sophomore from Bristow, was a first team selection.

Second team selections were infielder Sammy Perry, freshman from Pryor and Kali Romine freshman from Muskogee.

Dunigan is hitting .331 entering the tournament and has stolen 55 bases this season to tie her all-time school record established a year ago.

Bacone baseball players honored

WACO, Texas – The Red River Conference baseball All-Conference team was released over the weekend with three Warriors named to the first team with six total players being honored.

Seniors Wade Morten and Anthony Seabolt along with Tim Hill received selection to the first team.

Morten finished the year second on the team in batting average, hitting .369 with six home runs and 44 RBIs. He also led the Warriors in slugging percentage at .565.

Seabolt led Bacone in batting average at .399 with 13 doubles and 27 RBIs. He snagged 15 stolen bases and was second on the team in slugging percentage at .509.

Hill was tied or led the Warriors in nearly every pitching category. The southpaw finished with a 7-3 record with a 2.47 ERA with 79 strikeouts.

Seniors Kyle Pietryga, Adam Huizar and junior Jonathan Villela were named second teamers.

Additionally, Seabolt was named to the RRAC All-Glove team as well and chosen as a member of the RRAC Champions of Character team.