Rangers split doubleheader with Cavaliers

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Rangers split doubleheader with Cavaliers

SHAWNEE, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team split a doubleheader with St. Gregory's losing the first game 9-8 while winning game two 3-1 in eight innings.

Game One - Box Score

Zac Floyd had a rough outing lasting just .1 innings giving up five earned runs and seven runs total.

Northwestern battled back from seven runs down to take an 8-7 lead in the fifth.

The Rangers brought in closer Derek Epps for a two-inning save, but he had a rare bad outing giving up two earned runs in the sixth inning.

Senior George Flores had two hits and four RBIs in the game. Wes Brorsen was a perfect 3-for-3 while George Mendoza, Jonathan Freemyer and Trevor Long each added two hits.

Game Two - Box Score

Senior Clay Thomas was outstanding, picking up his seventh win of the season after pitching 7.1 innings giving up just one earned run. Derek Epps bounced back from his outing in game one to pick up the save. He has six saves on the season.

Junior Jarad Moore had a stellar game two going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Juan Natal added two hits for the Rangers.

 The split puts Northwestern fifth in the Sooner Athletic Conference with one game remaining. The Rangers could finish as high as fourth depending on the outcome of the remaining Lubbock Christian games.

Northwestern will conclude its season with its "Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie" event at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid. The game will be the rubber match between the Cavaliers and Rangers (33-21, 17-12 SAC) and is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

After the conclusion of the regular season, the Rangers will move on to the SAC Tournament at either Oklahoma City or Oklahoma Baptist.  The first game of the tournament is scheduled for next Wednesday (May 2) with the time yet to be determined.