Rangers Struggle at Lubbock Christian

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Rangers Struggle at Lubbock Christian

LUBBOCK, Tex. – Northwestern dropped all three games over the weekend at No. 16 Lubbock Christian, falling 18-3 and 19-3 on Friday and 20-1 on Saturday. 

During the three-game series, Northwestern was outhit 48-16. Despite the lopsided runs being scored, 20 of them were credited as unearned for the Rangers.

Northwestern struck first in the opener with a two-run home run from Joe Cervantes, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. LCU tacked on six runs during the bottom half of the inning before NWOSU scored another run in the second inning off of Patrick Johnson Jr.’s home run down the left field line.

Lubbock Christian scored four more runs in the third inning and forced the game to a close when they scored eight runs in the fourth inning.

J.C. Aguayo and Richard Burdick both hit home runs that scored the Rangers’ only runs in the game two. Aguayo’s two-run homer came in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead and Burdick’s solo shot came in the fifth.

In Saturday’s single game, Northwestern was out-slugged 20-4. The only Ranger run was scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. LCU scored at least a run in each inning in the shortened seven inning game.

The Rangers (22-18, 6-16) play a single nine inning game on Wednesday, Apr. 13 against East Central University in Enid at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.