ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger baseball team came away with a win during a three-game series with Mount Marty (S.D.) this weekend, splitting a doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 15. Mount Marty won the nine-inning opener, 10-6, on Saturday, and Northwestern won game one, 8-1, on Sunday, before falling 7-5 in the nightcap.
The Rangers suffered two big innings in the opener, with Mount Marty scoring five runs in the fourth and four runs in the seventh.
Catcher Dan Coury led the Rangers offensively with a 3-for-4 outing, including a triple and two doubles. Chad Anglin was the other multi-hit performer with a single and a home run.
The Ranger pitching staff struck out 12 batters and was pinned with nine earned runs. Nathan Clover (0-2) was handed the loss, striking out seven batters in 3.2 innings pitched. Jeremy Lawson pitched 2.1 innings, before Matt Stratton pitched the seventh inning and Cameron Taylor came on in relief for the last two.
Northwestern held Mount Marty to just a run in the first inning of Sunday’s doubleheader, as the Rangers scored three runs in the first and third innings and added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the eventual 8-1 victory.
Chase Phelps (1-1) struck out seven batters and gave up five hits in the complete game win.
The Rangers had 10 hits, as Anthony Cros, Kellan Scott and Coury all had two hits each. Cros and Coury each hit a home run.
Mount Marty jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning during the final game of the series, but the Rangers responded with two runs in the second inning off a Chad Anglin single to right field.
The Lancers tagged NWOSU for a pair of runs in the third and fifth innings to go ahead 5-2.
Anglin knocked in two runs off a double and Tom Huddleston singled up the middle to plate Anglin during the sixth inning to tied the game at 5-5.
Mount Marty homered to lead off the seventh inning and picked up an insurance run, before the Lancer’s closer sat down the Rangers in order in the bottom of the seventh.
Reliver Cody Keiffer (0-1) was handed the loss as he relieved starter Jarad Moore and Cameron Taylor, who pitched two innings of relief.
Tom Huddleston and Anglin both had two hit performances, as Anglin was responsible for driving in four of the Rangers five runs.
Northwestern (1-4) begins Sooner Athletic Conference play on Thursday, Feb. 19, as they travel to Edmond to play Oklahoma Christian in a nine-inning game beginning at 2 p.m.
Mon, February 16, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt