MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 17, 2013

Spring college roundup


Phoenix Staff Reports

Baseball

OKLAHOMA 8, NORTHWESTERN (LA.) STATE 3 — At Norman on Sunday, Adam Choplick fanned a career-high eight, and Matt Oberste matched his career best by going 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. The Sooners (17-4) swept the weekend series over the Demons (9-13) and rattled off their fifth straight victory. Oberste extended his hitting streak to 24 consecutive games. Choplick limited Northwestern State to one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings of work

OKLAHOMA STATE 12, IONA 0 — OSU (17-3) swept a four-game series at Stillwater and racked up 16 hits, with Zach Fish and Tanner Krietemeier continuing to lead the way. That duo both extended their team-high hitting streaks to 13 games, and each collected two RBIs. Also having a big day at the plate was shortstop Craig McConaughy, who earned his second-career start and responded with a 3-for-3 performance.

Alex Hackerott earned his first collegiate win. The southpaw was one of four Cowboy hurlers on the day and worked two scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit and striking out three.

MISSISSIPPI 6, ARKANSAS 4 — A throwing error by losing pitcher Brandon Moore with runners in scoring position gave the Rebels (20-2, 2-1) the first of two go-ahead runs in the 13th to take two of the three games in the series. For Arkansas (14-7, 1-2) Matt Vinson had a team-high three hits with a run scored, while Joe Serrano and Jake Wise each had two hits. Serrano drove in two runs and had a run scored, while Wise also added a RBI. Moore (1-2) gave up two unearned runs on just one hit over four innings.

CAL-FULLERTON 7, ORU 4 — The Titans got the Golden Eagle bullpen in the later innings, breaking a 4-4 tie by plating runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings on three hits. Through that stretch, ORU pitchers walked three batters and hit three batters as th e Golden Eagles fell to 5-13.

 

Softball

OKAHOMA 9, CAL-FULLERTON 0; OKLAHOMA  8, PENN STATE 0 — In the Judi Garman Classic at Fullerton, Calif., the Sooners (27-1) tied a school record with its seventh consecutive shutout. Keliani Ricketts threw her fourth consecutive shutout and 11th of the year to increase her record to 14-0. She struck out 10 Fullerton batters, her eighth double-digit strikeout effort in 2013, and allowed just two hits while walking none. OU hit three home runs — Lauren Chamberlain her 16th, Jessica Schults her fifth and Georgia Casey her fourth. OU had 10 hits.

Earlier in the day, Michelle Gasciogne struck out 11 in a one-hit shoutout against Penn State. Schults homered for OU, which had eight hits.

OKLAHOMA STATE 6, LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN 0 — Winning its 12th straight game, the Cowgirls (19-12) racked up eight hits in the final game of the University of South Florida Spring Invitational.

Amy Graham went 2-for-3 with two runs while Tarah Ettinger was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Senior Kat Espinosa (10-6) started in the circle and picked up the win for the Cowgirls. She allowed just two hits in four innings of scoreless work.

TULSA 9, MEMPHIS 2 — Lacey Middlebrooks four-hit Memphis on the heels of her no-hitter in the second game on Saturday. TU is now 22-5, 5-0 in Conference USA.