ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger baseball team ended the 2011 baseball season with an 11-1 seven inning run-rule over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at Myers Stadium on Wednesday.
Northwestern jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning of play when Joe Cervantes doubled in two runs. The Rangers plated another run in the third inning as Vincent Valdez hit a sacrifice fly to score Patrick Johnson Jr.
USAO got its only run of the game in the fourth inning, trailing 3-1.
While both teams had three hits each through six innings, Northwestern erupted for eight runs in the seventh inning, using eight hits and two USAO errors.
Cervantes led the Rangers offensively, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs batted in. J.C. Aguayo, Richard Burdick and Johnson Jr. all had two-hit games, while Burdick and Johnson Jr. both recorded two RBI.
Aguayo advanced to 6-2 on the season, allowing just three hits and one earned run in six innings of work on the mound. Danny Santiago pitched an inning, facing the minimum of three batters.
Northwestern ended the season at 26-23 overall and at 9-21 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Wed, April 27, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt