DALLAS, Tex. – The Ranger baseball team won four games while sweeping Dallas Christian and Texas College on Monday and Tuesday in Dallas.
Northwestern downed Dallas Christian 5-1 in the opener on Monday as Mario Carrasco tied a school record with 14 strikeouts.
Carrasco advanced to 3-0 on the season as he pitched 6.2 innings and faced 31 batters. He gave up five hits and one earned run. Derek Epps picked up the save.
The Rangers picked up six hits and held Dallas Christian to five. Michael Ciombor had two hits while four other Rangers had hits. Vincent Valdez got the Rangers going in the first inning as he hit a three-run homer.
Northwestern blasted the crusaders 11-0 in six innings during the nightcap. The Rangers pounded out 18 hits and limited Dallas Christian to just three hits.
Garry Thomas (3-2) got the win as he pitched all six innings. He fanned 10 batters in the Rangers first shutout of the season.
The Rangers top six batters combined for 14 of the 18 hits as Ciombor and J.C. Aguayo both had three-hit games.
On Tuesday, Northwestern snuck by Texas College 5-4 in the opener and won 6-3 in game two.
After being down 2-1 through three innings, NWOSU pushed across three runs in the fourth inning and added the game winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning after the Steers scored a pair in the top of the sixth.
The Rangers had nine hits as Valdez and George Flores had two hits each. Chase Kokojan got the win in relief pitching just two outs. Santiago pitched 5.1 innings and gave up a pair of earned runs. Epps was credited with the save as he threw the seventh inning.
In game two, NWOSU used three runs in the sixth inning to come to the eventual 6-3 win. The Rangers matched game one’s total of nine hits as Flores led the way with three.
Eddie Cumpston advanced to 3-0 on the season as he pitched six innings. He struck out four batters and gave up three hits and no earned runs. Epps broke the school record for most saves in a season as he record his second of the day to propel him to seven on the season. He is currently two back of the career saves record which stands at nine.
Northwestern (16-9, 2-7) will meet Southern Nazarene for a single game beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 17 at Myers Stadium.
Thu, March 17, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt