W. VIRGINIA 9, OKLAHOMA 3 — West Virginia (28-20, 10-7 Big 12) scored three unearned runs in the sixth inning and added five two-out scores in the eighth to stifle Oklahoma’s opportunity at a second straight rally. OU’s Jake Fisher (1-2) retired 16 straight Mountaineers at one point but three of his four runs in 5 2/3 innings were unearned.
The Sooners (34-12, 11-6) had seven hits. Craig Aikin had the only multi-hit game for the Sooners, going 2-for-4.
NORTHEASTERN STATE 4, MISSOURI SOUTHERN 2 — Ty Wilkins’ two-run double in the fifth keyed a RiverHawks win in the opener of a best-of-three first-round MIAA playoff series at Tahlequah.
Wilkins’ hit made it a 2-1 game. Cody Robinson made it 3-1 with a sacrifice fly in the eighth and after MSSU got a run in the eighth, Preston Cash scored on an infield error in the ninth.
Kyle Shambaugh (4-2) allowed five hits in 7 2/3 innings for the win. Eufaula’s Trevor Walch got his 10th save, retiring the side in order in the ninth and allowing a hit in 1 1/3 innings.
NSU (28-21) and MSSU (29-19) will finish the series with games 2 and if necessary, 3. First pitch is at noon.
CONNORS 20-11, ARKANSAS BAPTIST 1-1 — The Cowboys (44-8, 11-1) clinched the OCAC title with the sweep in Warner.
The Cowboys had 21 hits in the opener. Dalton Daniels, who was 6-for-8 on the day, had three hits. Eli Rountree had four hits and his seventh home run of the year. Yariel Gonzalez hit his 10th home run. Josh Hammill (6-0) had a complete-game three hitter, striking out 10.
Phil Deidrich hit his sixth home run in the second game. Kelvin Rivas (7-2) had another complete-game win on a two-hitter, striking out eight.
The two teams finish the four-game swing on Sunday at Little Rock, Ark., in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
ORAL ROBERTS 12, LAMAR 6 — Chris Williams homered to start a seven-run eighth as both teams are now 12-8 in the Southland Conference. ORU is 17-26 and has now won four straight conference series.
OKLAHOMA STATE 11, TEXAS TECH 5 — OSU (33-12, 8-8) racked up 14 hits in Saturday’s win, led by a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance by Zach Fish, and southpaw Tyler Nurdin won his second-straight start to improve to 2-2. Hilldale grad Jarrard Poteete matched Fish with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate for the Red Raiders (22-25, 7-13).
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