OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Ranger baseball team fell in its fifth consecutive conference game as No. 7 Oklahoma City, who won its 15th straight game, downed Northwestern 17-7 at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
The Rangers held a 2-0 lead after solo runs in the first and second innings and extended the lead to 4-0 after two and a half innings of play as Kyle Weber’s two-RBI double in the third gave the Rangers’ the four run advantage.
Oklahoma City tacked on six runs in the bottom of the third inning, five being credited unearned. The Stars continued to score each inning, scoring three runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings and adding two in the fifth inning, while NWOSU was blanked in the fourth and fifth and added a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
J.C. Aguayo and Weber had half of the Rangers’ 12 hits as they both had three hits on the afternoon. George Flores added two hits, while four players had a hit each.
Garry Thomas evened his record to 2-2 after 2.2 innings of work. He gave up only one earned run in 17 batters faced.
The Rangers (12-7, 2-5) and Stars (17-2, 8-0) will finish the three-game series at Myers Stadium on Saturday, Mar. 12 for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
Fri, March 11, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt