BETHANY, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State baseball team got off to a fast start scoring three runs in the first two innings but fell 12-6 to Southern Nazarene on Thursday afternoon.
- The Northwestern Oklahoma State baseball team got off to a fast start scoring three runs in the first two innings but fell 12-6 to Southern Nazarene on Thursday afternoon.
Patrick Johnson Jr. started the game off right for Northwestern with one of his three hits in the game. After Wes Brorsen's bunt single put runners on first and second, Natal eventually plated Johnson on a fielder's choice. Pinch runner Doug Seurer and Brorsen successfully executed a double steal to give NWOSU a 2-0 lead.
In the second inning, Johnson plated Maysonet after he was hit by a pitch and stole second. Unfortunately for the Rangers, (9-8, 0-1 Sooner Athletic Conference) things went down hill from there.
Southern Nazarene touched up starting pitcher Clay Thomas for six runs in the bottom of the second and another in the bottom of the third.
Brorsen made it 7-4 with an RBI single in the top of the fourth, but Northwestern would get no closer as SNU busted the game open with a four-run fifth inning.
Jarad Moore's fielder's choice drove in a run in the eighth and a throwing error allowed a second run to score to make the game 12-6.
Thomas (2-2) took the loss while Jeff Davis and Jordan Flittie combined for 3.2 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen for the Rangers.
Brorsen, Moore and Natal each had two hits in the game.
These two teams will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Myers Stadium.
Thu, February 23, 2012
by Allan Scarabello