Rangers swept at East Central

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Rangers swept at East Central

ADA, Okla. - After being blown out 12-1 in game one, the Northwestern Oklahoma University baseball team lost a heart breaker falling 9-8 in eight innings on Friday afternoon.

Game One - (Box Score)

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team fell 12-1 to East Central in game one of a doubleheader on Friday afternoon.

The Tigers jumped on the Rangers quickly scoring four runs in both the first and second innings.

The Rangers scored their only run of the game when George Flores' RBI-single plated Wes Brorsen in the top of the fifth inning.

NWOSU managed six hits against the ECU pitching staff.

Game Two - (Box Score)

NWOSU held an 8-3 lead in game two but could not make it hold falling 9-8 to East Central.

A two-out single drove in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning before Dylan Mascarenas' single plated the game-winning run for the Tigers in the eighth. East Central scored six runs over the final four innings to complete the comeback. Three of those six runs were unearned.

However, it looked early like the Tigers would not need a comeback as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first off of starting pitcher Clay Thomas. But, Thomas settled in on the mound and the offense came to life as NWOSU added six runs in the third inning.

Patrick Johnson started the inning with a single, stole second and Brorsen followed that with a walk. Jarad Moore drove in Johnson on a single but was thrown out at second base for the first out of the inning.

George Flores reached on an infield single, Jeff Martin reached on an error which plated Brorsen and put runners on first and second. Camilo Baldelomar was hit by a pitch to load the bases. The Rangers continued to take advantage of the Tigers wildness. A walk to Zach Apotheker forced in the squad's fourth run of the game.

Natal's second and third RBIs of the game came on a single down the right field line to give the Rangers a 6-3 lead. Johnson singled in his second at bat of the inning to load the bases and Brorsen was hit by a pitch forcing in a run giving NWOSU a 7-3 lead.

Brorsen was hit by a pitch again in the fifth inning which forced in the eighth run for the Rangers.

Johnson had three hits while Natal and Moore added two each.

The Rangers will face East Central again at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Myers Stadium.

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