ENID, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team fell 4-1 to St. Gregory's on "Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie" day at David Allen Memorial Ballpark on Saturday.
The game was the regular season finale for the Rangers which finished 33-22 (17-13 Sooner Athletic Conference).
Northwestern starting pitcher Jason Martyn shut down St. Gregory's for four innings, but the Cavaliers broke through in the top of the fifth.
Trey Sears doubled to lead off the inning. Roberto Celestino laid down a sacrifice bunt to move over Sears which Martyn threw away allowing the first run of the game to score. Celestino later scored on a sacrifice fly to make the score 2-0.
St. Gregory's tacked on two more runs in the top half of the inning off of reliever Chase Kokojan.
The Rangers scored their only run of the game in the seventh innings. Wes Brorsen doubled and George Flores drove him in with a two-out single.
Jordan Flittie threw two innings of scoreless relief while Zac Floyd threw one.
Northwestern finishes fifth in the SAC and will travel along with Lubbock Christian and Southern Nazarene to Oklahoma City as the four teams square off in pool play to begin the SAC Tournament next Wednesday.
The other pool will feature Oklahoma Baptist, St. Gregory's, Rogers State and USAO. The winner of the two pools will play for the conference tournament championship.
Game times have yet to be announced.
Sat, April 28, 2012
by Allan Scarabello