OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - With the help of 15 walks by Mid-America Christian pitching, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team won its seventh consecutive game 13-3 at James Curtis Field on Thursday.
Northwestern got on the board in the first when Juan Natal scored on a wild pitch after doubling earlier in the inning.
The Rangers (29-18, 13-9 Sooner Athletic Conference) scored three more times in the third. Camilo Baldelomar drove home Jarad Moore, who walked a season-high four times, with a single. A groundout by George Flores made the game 4-0.
The four runs turned out to be enough for starting pitcher Zac Floyd, who threw six strong innings giving up just six hits and three runs. The win for Floyd marks his fifth of the season.
Chase Kokojan threw two scoreless and Chase Randall's perfect ninth finished the victory for the Rangers.
Northwestern put the game away with five runs in the fourth inning. The big hits came off the bats of Jose Maysonet and Flores, who each had run-scoring singles. Maysonet's single plated two Rangers.
The Rangers added three runs in the eighth and one more in the ninth for good measure.
Natal, Maysonet and Flores each had two hits for Northwestern. Flores knocked in three runs while Maysonet, Wes Brorsen and Patrick Johnson each knocked in two runs.
Baldelomar, Maysonet and George Mendoza each walked three times in the contest.
The Rangers return home to Myers Stadium on Saturday for a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Mid-America Christian. It is Alumni Day, and there will be a special ceremony to honor the Glass families.
Thu, April 12, 2012
by Allan Scarabello