ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger baseball team had 14 hits in Northwestern’s 15-9 win over Concordia (Neb.) on Sunday, March 14. The win advanced Northwestern to 13-8 on the season.
Concordia used two runs in the first and second innings to take a 4-3 advantage over Northwestern. The Rangers came back with two runs in the third inning to take a 5-4 lead.
The Bulldogs jumped on top, 8-5, with a four-run fourth inning. The Rangers countered, scoring four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning on two hits and two Bulldog errors.
Northwestern held Concordia to only one more run for the rest of the game, as the Bulldogs scored a run in the sixth inning. The Rangers pushed a run across in the fifth inning and then tacked on five more runs in the sixth inning.
Calvin Wright (1-0) recorded his first win as a Ranger, pitching 5.1 innings in relief of starter Garry Thomas. Wright fanned 11 batters, including a stretch of five consecutive strikeouts. He allowed six hits and one earned run in 28 batters faced.
Vincent Valdez and Juan Natal each had three singles to lead the Rangers. Zach Theademan and Chris Williams owned the only Ranger extra base hits. Williams posted a first inning double, while Theademan had a three-RBI triple in the sixth inning.
Northwestern (13-8) will play a doubleheader against Tabor College (Kan.) on Tuesday, March 16. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Myers Stadium.
Sun, March 14, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt