ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team didn't play its best game of the season, but it found a way to win its sixth straight game 9-8 on "Pack the Park" day over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Tuesday evening.
Northwestern scored six runs all after two men were out in the eighth inning to overcome an 8-3 deficit. Camilo Baldelomar started the rally with an infield single. Trevor long followed him with a sharp single up the middle. Jonathan Freemyer doubled down the left field line to drive in Baldelomar. Long also scored on the play, because of an error on the left fielder.
After Doug Seurer ran for Freemyer, Wes Brorsen singled him home to make the game 8-6. George Flores followed with a single. George Mendoza, who had an outstanding day at the plate with three hits, doubled home Brorsen to make the game 8-7. With runners on second and third, Jose Maysonet pinch hit for Patrick Johnson. Maysonet cracked a double to give the Rangers an improbable 9-8 lead.
Maysonet's double made a winner out of Jordan Flittie, who pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning. Derek Epps threw a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save.
The rally bailed out Northwestern (28-17, 12-9 Sooner Athletic Conference) as the Rangers looked flat for much of the game. Starting pitcher Jason Martyn didn't have his best stuff giving up five earned runs in his five innings of work.
Northwestern scored twice in the second inning. Baldelomar surprised the ballpark with a bunt single and Long like Baldelomar's idea also reaching on a bunt single. Freemyer knocked Baldelomar in with a single to set up runners at first and third. Long scored when Freemyer was picked off of first base.
The other Ranger run came in the seventh when Patrick Johnson singled home Flores.
Long added three hits while Freemyer and Baldelomar each added two.
Northwestern will head to Mid-America Christian for a 2 p.m. game on Thursday.
Tue, April 10, 2012
by Allan Scarabello