PLAINVIEW, Texas - The Rangers got a much needed series win downing Wayland Baptist 9-2 in the rubber game.
With the game tied at one in the fifth, the Rangers (14-14, 4-6 Sooner Athletic Conference) took the lead for good. George Mendoza singled to start the rally. Camilo Baldelomar ran for Mendoza and scored on a Wes Brorsen double. Jarad Moore's single plated Brorsen to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.
Mendoza was right in the thick of things again in the sixth inning with a fielder's choice that drove in the fourth run of the game for the Rangers.
Northwestern busted the game open in the seventh. Moore singled and Jonathan Freemyer reached on an error to begin the frame. An intentional walk issued to Juan Natal loaded the bases and Jose Maysonet made Wayland Baptist pay with a bases-clearing triple.
The Rangers added two more in the eighth for good measure. Brorsen reached on an error. Moore's fourth hit of the game put runners on first and second. The pair executed a double steal and Trevor Long's single plated Brorsen. Moore scored after a botched pickoff attempt on Long.
Jordan Flittie picked up the win in relief of Eddie Cumpston. Flittie (2-1) did an outstanding job throwing 4.2 innings of scoreless ball. He gave up just two hits and fanned seven hitters.
Long had three hits on the day while Brorsen had two.
The Rangers will return home to Myers Stadium for a three-game series against Lubbock Christian. The dates and times of the series have yet to be determined.
*Head Coach Ryan Bay picked up his 100th win as Northwestern head coach in the opening game of the series on Sunday.
Mon, March 12, 2012
by Allan Scarabello