MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 14, 2013

College baseball: Connors games set, Tuesday's action


Phoenix Staff Reports

— CONNORS DISTRICT TIMES SET –The opening round of the NJCAA South Central District Baseball Tournament at Biff Thompson Field on the campus of Connors State College will begin at noon Friday, May 17.

The double elimination tournament will  with Maple Woods Community College of Missouri (25-25) playing Delgado Community College of New Orleans (46-9) at noon.

Connors State (49-9) will then play Maple Woods at 3:30 p.m., followed by Connors playing Delgado at 7 p.m.

The elimination game will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday and an if necessary game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.

The winner of the South Central District advances to the NJCAA College World Series in Grand Junction beginning May 25.

OSU 7, WICHITA STATE 2 — At Wichita, Kan., a four-run seventh inning fueled Oklahoma State’s first win in Wichita in four years on Tuesday. Offensively, Saulyer Saxon led the OSU attack with a career-high four hits in five at bats and also collected two RBIs, while Randy McCurry also drove in a pair of runs. Kenton Bevacqua earned the win on the mound for the Cowboys to improve to 2-2 on the year. The southpaw racked up a career-high seven strikeouts and allowed just one run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Wichita State’s Cale Elam, an Okthaa grad, did not play.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 3, ORU 2 — Tyler Boss continued his tear at the plate in the month of May, rattling off three singles to lead the Golden Eagles (21-29) in a loss in Starkville, Miss. Logan Domenico recorded two hits, while Kevin Cho and Jose Trevino each singled. All the runs were scored in the first four innings.

DALLAS BAPTIST 6, OKLAHOMA 4 — At Norman, Dallas Baptist (27-26) outlasted the Sooners (35-17), handing OU its fourth straight loss on a Tuesday and their seventh in the last nine games overall.

The Patriots ripped a five-run third inning to take a lead and control a late Sooner rally. Oklahoma's loss to Dallas Baptist was its sixth consecutive, the second longest active losing streak the Sooners have against any opponent. The only longer is a seven-game losing streak to Arizona, a team Oklahoma has not faced since 1979.