ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team cruised to its eighth and ninth straight wins over Mid-America Christian on a day which it honored the Larry, Greg and Chris Glass families for their gift to the university which was used to install the synthetic turf infield into Myers Stadium. The Rangers took game one 8-2 and game two 10-2. The ceremony coincided with Alumni Day at the park.
Game One - Box Score
Northwestern (31-18, 15-9 Sooner Athletic Conference) dominated game one with the help of Clay Thomas (6-5) on the mound. Thomas threw six innings of five-hit ball giving up two earned runs while fanning four Evangel hitters to lead the Rangers to an 8-2 win.
The Rangers started the scoring in the second inning after Trevor Long and Wes Brorsen reached on walks and Jose Maysonet reached on a bunt single. With one out, George Mendoza's single plated Long to get the Rangers on the board. With the bases still loaded, Patrick Johnson walked to make the game 2-0 and Camilo Baldelomar was hit by a pitch to put the Rangers up three.
Baldelomar drove in his second run of the day on a sacrifice fly and Trevor Long's two-run double made the game 6-2 after four innings.
The Rangers added two insurance runs in the sixth. Jonathan Freemyer singled and Long reached on a walk. Brorsen singled to load the bases and George Flores came through with a two-run double to make the score 8-2.
Jordan Flittie threw a scoreless seventh to preserve the game for the Rangers.
Long and Freemyer each added two hits.
Game Two - Box Score
In game two, Jason Martyn (8-2) continued his banner season picking up his eighth win of the year in a 10-2 Northwestern win. Martyn threw six innings giving up just two hits and one earned run. The California native struck out six Evangels.
The Ranger supported Martyn scoring a run in each of the first three innings. Baldelomar doubled down the left field line to get the Rangers on the board.
With two outs in the second inning, Flores and Mendoza each singled. Johnson drove in his first of four runs in the game with a double.
In the third inning, Long drove in Baldelomar with a single.
The Evangels scored an unearned run in the fourth inning to close within two, but a five-run fifth put the game out of reach for MACU.
Freemyer doubled to left and Long crushed a ball over the fence in left to give the Rangers a 5-1 lead. Wes Brorsen reached on a bunt single and Mendoza walked to set the stage for Johnson, who hit a three-run homer to give Northwestern an 8-1 lead.
The Rangers added two more in the sixth on a two-RBI single by Flores.
Jeff Davis threw a scoreless seventh to preserve Martyn's eighth win of the season.
Johnson had three hits while Long, Flores and Mendoza each added two.
Northwestern will return to action on Thursday for the opening game of a three-game set against Oklahoma Baptist. The game is set for a 1 p.m. start.
*Photograph of Drew Glass (son of Greg Glass) throwing out the ceremonial first pitch*
Mon, April 16, 2012
by Allan Scarabello