AUSTIN, Texas - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team split a doubleheader to begin the season against Huston-Tillotson losing game one 3-0 and winning game two 7-0 on Sunday.
Clay Thomas made his first start in a year after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Thomas took the loss but pitched well striking out four while giving up three earned runs over four innings. Jordan Flittie pitched the other two innings giving up one hit while striking out one.
NWOSU managed just four hits in the game.
NWOSU (1-1) jumped out on Huston-Tillotson early in game two scoring one in the first and three in the second inning. Camilo Baldelomar had an outstanding day for the Rangers. He went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI.
Jarad Moore went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.
Jason Martyn was dominant on the mound for NWOSU throwing five innings of no-hit baseball while fanning nine. Chris Randall finished the game for the Rangers going two innings giving up just one hit. The Rangers added two more runs in the fifth and one more for good measure in the seventh inning.
Statistics will be available at a later time.
The Rangers will play a second doubleheader today against Huston-Tillotson beginning at 1 p.m. and open up their home schedule next Saturday with a doubleheader against McPherson College (Kan.). First pitch is scheduled for noon.
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Mon, January 30, 2012
by Allan Scarabello