ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger baseball team fell in the first game of the Oklahoma Baptist series at Myers Stadium, falling 11-3 on Thursday. The loss left the Rangers at 10-4 and improved the Bison to 13-3.
Oklahoma Baptist used four home runs to score its first four runs, hitting long balls in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings.
Northwestern got on the board in the third inning when Chris Russell advanced to home from third while a rundown and an eventual third out happened between first and second.
The Rangers trailed by two when starting pitcher J.C. Aguayo hit his first home run of the season in the fourth inning.
Oklahoma Baptist rallied for three runs in the eighth inning, while the Rangers scored their final run on Aguayo’s second home run of the game with two outs in the bottom portion of the inning. OBU added four more runs in the top of the ninth inning.
Northwestern was outhit 14-6 as Aguayo led the way with a 2-for-4 performance with two runs scored and an RBI. George Flores and Chris Russell added doubles while Patrick Johnson Jr. and Michael Ciombor all had singles.
Aguayo (3-1) took the loss and pitched five innings. He struck out four, allowed six hits and was charged with four runs. Six pitchers combined for the final four innings.
Northwestern (10-4, 2-2) will play games two and three of the series at Shawnee on Friday, Mar. 4. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.
Posted on Thu, March 3, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt