ALVA, Okla. - Northwestern Oklahoma State hurler Jason Martyn threw a complete game shutout as the Rangers pounded Oklahoma Christian 12-0 in seven innings at Myers Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Martyn's ability to change speeds kept the Eagles off balance all day. The California native fanned five and gave up three hits on the day.
Northwestern (17-15, 7-7 SAC) jumped all over Oklahoma Christian starting pitcher Ryan Nash scoring two in the first. Trevor Long's single plated Wes Brorsen to get the Rangers on the board. Jarad Moore scored the second run of the inning on a wild pitch.
The offense kept the pressure on scoring three times in the third, fourth and sixth innings. Jonathan Freemyer tripled to lead off the third and scored on an error. George Flores' two-out single made the game 4-0 and George Mendoza's double put the Rangers up 5-0.
Northwestern kept pouring it on in the fourth. Brorsen reached on an infield single and got to second on a wild throw. Moore kept his torrid hitting pace with a bunt single to send Brorsen to third. Freemyer singled through the left side to put NWOSU up six. Juan Natal singled to give Martyn a seven-run lead. Freemyer scored when Jose Maysonet hit into a double play and the Rangers went up 8-0.
In the fifth, Moore's double to the wall knocked in pinch runner Camilo Baldelomar to make the game 9-0. The run was one of six unearned runs the Rangers scored in the game as head coach Ryan Bay's squad took advantage of seven Eagle errors.
In the sixth, Mendoza plated Natal, who reached on an error, with a single to left. Baldelomar singled home to drive in Maysonet. Moore picked up his second RBI of the game on a grounder that was misplayed by the Eagle defense.
Moore had three hits while Freemyer, Mendoza and Brorsen each added two.
Games two and three of the series will take place tomorrow at Oklahoma Christian.
Fri, March 23, 2012
by Allan Scarabello