, Muskogee, OK


April 30, 2014

College digest


College baseball

OKLAHOMA STATE 3, WICHITA STATE 0 — Southpaws Tyler Nurdin and Garrett Williams combined for the shutout as Nurdin worked five innings to improve to 3-3, while Williams earned his second save with six strikeouts over the final four innings.

OSU is 32-13. Wichita State is 22-23. Oktaha’s Cale Elam, one of WSU’s top moundsmen this season, did not pitch for the Shockers.

Tim Arakawa was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Aaron Cornell drove in the Cowboys’ other run. Zach Fish collected a game-high three hits.

College softball

TULSA 1, OSU 0 — Julie Kernen’s double drove in Jill Barrett with the only run of the game as Tulsa (46-5) beat Oklahoma State (25-24) in Tulsa on Wednesday. Sarah Ettinger went 2-for-2 in the game, recording both of the Cowgirls' hits off Aimee Creger (24-1). Both Tulsa’s Erica Sampson, a Tahlequah grad and Hilldale ex Danielle Riddle of OSU were 0-for-3.

OKLAHOMA 10, ARKANSAS 2 — Brittany Williams, Georgia Casey and JAven Henson each had two hits, Casey also had her 10th home run this season, and Kelsey Stevens and Shelby Pendley combined on a five-inning three-hitter as OU (40-10) run-ruled the Razorbacks (27-25) at Fayetteville, Ark.

OSU adds Dickey to hoops staff

Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Travis Ford on Wednesday announced that James Dickey has been added to his staff, bringing the coaching veteran back to Stillwater.

Dickey served as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State from 2002-08 under the guidance of both Eddie and Sean Sutton. He most recently served a four-year stint as head coach for the Houston Cougars. While at UH, he guided the Cougars to three wins over top-25 teams in 2013-14, which was Houston's highest total since the 1983-84 season. He also led the Cougars to a 20-13 record in 2012-13 to mark the program's first 20-win season in four years.

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