OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team could not figure out Lubbock Christian University southpaw Shane Ingram, who held the Rangers to five hits and two runs while throwing a complete game. Northwestern fell 15-2 in seven innings in the first game of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Ranger defense didn't do starting pitcher Zac Floyd any favors committing five errors in the game. Floyd labored through four innings of work giving up just three earned runs.
The Chaps took a 6-0 with two outs and the bases loaded in the fourth when a fly ball fell between center fielder Jarad Moore and right fielder Juan Natal allowing all three runs to score.
LCU added four runs in the fifth inning with the help of a Northwestern error.
Northwestern finally got on the board in the sixth inning when lead-off man Moore walked to start the inning. Natal picked up his second hit of the game and advanced to second on a Chaparrals error. Camilo Baldelomar smoked a two-run double into the gap to cut the Chaps' lead to 11-2.
A three-run homer by Brennyn Smith put LCU up 14-2 in the seventh inning. The Chaps added another run to make the game 15-2.
Natal ended the day with three of the five Ranger hits.
Northwestern will take on host Oklahoma City at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the team's second tournament game.
Wed, May 2, 2012
by Allan Scarabello