OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team fell by the run rule for the second straight game at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament losing 11-1 in seven innings against No. 2 Oklahoma City University on Thursday evening.
The only Ranger run came in the fourth inning after a sacrifice fly by Wes Brorsen, who knocked in Camilo Baldelomar to start the frame. Baldelomar reached second on a single by Jonathan Freemyer and third on a single by Trevor Long, who had two hits in the game.
Jason Martyn (8-5) struggled with his command walking four hitters and hitting one while giving up four runs over two innings of work. All four of the runs Martyn gave up came after two men were out.
Chase Kokojan, who relieved Martyn starting in the third inning, gave up six runs in .2 innings of work, and all the runs he gave up came after two were out.
Northwestern has scored just three runs in 14 innings and managed just one run and four hits off of Rich Hawkins, who threw 6.1 innings winning his 11th game of the season.
Hawkins exited in the top of the seventh after giving up back-to-back hits off the bats of Patrick Johnson and Jose Maysonet.
Reliever Jerod Pepper gave up a single to Jarad Moore, but Johnson was thrown out at the plate for the second out of the inning. Peper fanned Natal to end the game.
Moore finished with two hits in the game.
The Rangers (33-24) will finish the conference tournament tomorrow with a 2 p.m. game against Southern Nazarene.
Oklahoma City Pool
Oklahoma City 2-0
Lubbock Christian 2-0
Southern Nazarene 0-2
Thu, May 3, 2012
by Allan Scarabello