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April 6, 2014

College baseball and softball roundup

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ARKANSAS 7, S. CAROLINA 0 – At Fayetteville, Ark., Chris Olvier (3-3) held the top-ranked Gamecocks  (26-5, 7-5) to four hits as the Razorbacks (20-12, 6-6 SEC) picked up their second straight win in the series. Brian Anderson led the way with his third three-hit game of the year and his team-leading 10th multi-hit contest of the season.

BACONE BEATS WILEY TWICE – The Warriors (23-15, 9-7) took 5-2 and 9-7 decisions from Wiley in a doubleheader at Bacone on Saturday, rallying in their final at-bat in both games. The Warriors scored three runs in the sixth to win the seven-inning opener, then plated two in the eighth in the second game. Diego Cruz had two hits for Bacone. In the second game. Jean Ortiz was 3-for-4 in the finale and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

CONNORS SWEEPS — The top-ranked Cowboys (32-4, 4-0 OCAC) swept the four-game series with Rose State by winning 7-1 and 8-5 on Saturday at Biff Thompson Field. Landon Bradley (6-0) scattered four hits and struck out seven in the opener, allowing a first-inning run before Connors answered with seven unanswered runs including Austin Catron’s two-run home run, his first.Catron finished with three RBIs. Yariel Gonzalez had three hits in the second game. Ethan Moore gave up just one hit until a five-run fifth chased him. Hilldale grad Hunter Harrison (3-0) got the win in 2 2/3 innings of relief while Wagoner ex Justin Farrell got the save. Jake Borrego’s two-run single put the Cowboys back on top in a four-run sixth.

SOONERS TAKE TWO — Oklahoma (22-10) scored 17 unanswered runs, including a 10-run seventh inning, in a 17-4, 4-3 sweep of Cal State Bakersfield. Sheldon Neuse's eight RBI in the opener were the most since Cale Ellis had seven in 2010. Neuse was 3-for-6 in that one with two home runs, giving him four, and was 3-for-5 in the second game, including the game-tying run in the eighth. Mac James’ sacrifice fly put the Sooners ahead. Robert Tasin’s one-inning, one-hit relief work raised his record to 3-2.

TEXAS TECH 16, OKLAHOMA STATE 6 — OSU’s four-game win streak was snapped in Stillwater, dropping the Cowboys to 21-10 and 4-4 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech is 24-10 and 5-6 heading into today’s rubber match. The 16 runs allowed by OSU is the most a Cowboys opponent has scored this season. Tyler Buffett (2-1) gave up two runs on four hits in lasting two innings.

WIN ONE, LOSE ONE FOR NSU — At Tahlequah, Nebraska-Kearney (21-14, 15-13 MIAA) scored six late runs to to win the first game 6-3, and the RiverHawks (16-20, 12-16) posted a six-run sixth to come back to take the second game 9-6.

Fort Gibson product Bryan McClellan (4-3) picked up the win on the mound after throwing five innings. He allowed three runs on five hits. Eufaula grad Hayden Walch recorded the final two outs of the game to earn his first-career save. David Weber’s 4-for-5 performance led the RiverHawks in the win.

SAM HOUSTON 2, ORAL ROBERTS  1 — The Golden Eagles (14-15, 4-7 LSC) led 1-0 after one but gave up runs in the seventh and ninth, making a loser out of Jordan Romano (1-2). Logan Domenico had two hits in three at-bats. Sam Houston is 20-11, 5-6.

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