ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University won one of three games from Southern Nazarene University, winning game one 9-6 before falling 14-5 and 11-5 in the doubleheader.
On Thursday, the Rangers and Crimson Storm were tied at 6-6 in Bethany when the game was suspended due to darkness after nine complete innings of play. The game was continued in Alva on Saturday at noon.
As the game was picked up in the top of the 10th inning at Myers Stadium, Dustin Williams provided a three-run double in the top of the inning to give the Rangers the 9-6 win.
Josh Swain (2-0) was credited with the win after pitching the final three innings. Swain relieved starter Danny Santiago, who pitched eight innings, giving up 10 hits and striking out three batters.
Dustin Williams and Quentin Haynes combined for six of the Rangers’ 11 hits, as each both players had three hits.
The Rangers fell in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday at Myers Stadium, losing 14-5 and 11-5 to the Crimson Storm.
Northwestern was out-hit 17-8 in the opener and suffered a nine-run SNU fourth inning, leading to the 14-5 Southern Nazarene Victory.
Chris Williams led NWOSU offensively with a perfect 3-for-3 outing. Swain (2-1), started the game and pitched 3.2 innings, before Chase Kokojan and Jarad Moore each pitched 1.2 innings of relief.
Northwestern again suffered a big inning in game two, as the Crimson Storm rallied for six runs in the second inning, giving the Crimson Storm a 6-3 lead. The Rangers scored a run in the third and fourth innings, before SNU held NWOSU scoreless over the final three innings.
As in game one, the Rangers had eight hits, as Tom O’Gorman came up with three of them.
On the mound, Jeremy Lawson dropped to 2-2, throwing an inning and two-thirds before being lifted for Chase Phelps. Phelps pitched four innings in relief, scattering three hits and just a run. Three Rangers pitchers were used for the final four outs of the game.
Northwestern (12-8, 3-6) will host Concordia (Neb.) in a nine-inning game on Sunday, March 14.
Posted on Sun, March 14, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt