Baseball: Drovers Beat Falcons In Midweek Battle

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The #2 ranked USAO Drovers (18-1, 6-0 SAC) beat the Friends University Falcons (14-13, 4-5 KCAC) with a 4-1 victory.

USAO sent JR. righty Adam Moraga to the mound and he would dominate for the Drovers. Moraga tossed 7.1 scoreless innings and allowed just 5 hits on the day for the Drovers. With the win he improves to 2-0 on the. Edgar Cuevas came in relief for the Drovers and he would throw 0.2 innings on just 5 pitches. In to shut the door for the Drovers was Ricardo Velez who threw 1 inning and allowed 1 run on 1 hit. Velez finished his day with 2 strikeouts.

The offense for the Drovers put together a 8 hit performance as they would be led by Ian Laureano who went 1-3 with a double and 1 RBI. Gus Wilson went 1-5 with a single. Cristian Laboy went 1-5 with a single. Luis Pelayo went 1-4 with a single. Colton Bensch went 1-3 with a single. Joey Pena went 1-2 with a single. Andres Romero went 1-3 with a double. Isaac Raab went 1-3 with a single for USAO.

Up Next:

The Drovers will be in action again on Thursday, March 12 when they play Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. First pitch of this doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

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Baseball: Stars Storm Back To Capture Series Win Over Rams

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The 10th ranked Oklahoma City Stars (14-8, 2-1 SAC) bounced back nicely as they swept the doubleheader with 17th ranked Texas Wesleyan Rams (16-11, 3-3 SAC) to secure the series win. In game 1 the Stars had everything going there way as they would win 24-0 over the Rams and in game 2 Oklahoma City closed out the series with a 5-3 victory over Texas Wesleyan.

Game 1: Stars Even Series 1-1 With Impressive Win Over Rams

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Oklahoma City Stars dominated this one with a 24-0 win over Texas Wesleyan. The Stars would have 9 extra base hits, including 5 being home runs on the afternoon.

Jake Patterson took the hill for the Stars in game 1 as he would throw a complete game shutout and allowed just 4 hits on the afternoon. Patterson had everything working in this one as he was able to sit down 12 batter via the strikeout for Oklahoma City. With the win Patterson improves to 2-2 on the season.

The Bats for the Stars put together an impressive 20 hit outing as they would be led by Cross Factor, who went 3-5 with a double and would hit 2 home runs (9). Factor finished the game with NAIA season high 9 RBI’s. John Anthon went 4-6 with 2 singles, double and a home run (1). Gunner Halter went 2-2 with a single and a home run (6). Tyler Williams would go 1-2 with a single. Noah Barks went 2-3 with a single and a double. Barks also finished with 2 RBI’s on the night. Peyton Crispin went 2-4 with a single and a home run (4). Jared Hazeldine went 1-2 with a single. Fredric Walter went 3-4 with 2 singles and a triple. Bryson Lierle went 2-3 with 2 singles for the Stars.

The Texas Wesleyan offense struggled in the first game as they would finish with 4 hits on the day. Dominick Padilla went 1-4 with a single for the Rams. Tanner Amaral went 1-2 with a single, to improve his hitting streak to 8 games. Joaquin Ballesteros went 1-3 with a single. Kevin Santiago went 1-3 with a single for Texas Wesleyan.

Texas Wesleyan Started game one with Jalen Evans as he threw 0.2 innings for the Rams and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits. With the loss Evans moves to 0-2 on the season. In relief the Rams called on Josh Brown, Nick Labbie and Ricky Arthur. Brown threw 0.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits. Labbie threw 1.2 innings for the Rams and allowed 9 runs on 5 hits. Arthur tallied 3 innings of work and allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits.

Game 2: Stars Claim Series With Win Over Rams

In the final game of the series, Oklahoma City beat the Texas Wesleyan 5-3 to secure the series win.

Texas Wesleyan sent Jesse Ramirez to the mound , who would throw 5 innings and allow 4 earned runs on 9 hits for the Rams. Ramirez finished his outing with 4 strikeouts. With the loss he falls to 4-1 on the season. In relief the Rams called on Cameron Calhoun who would have a much better outing in game 3 as he would fire 1 scoreless inning and strikeout one for the Rams.

The bats for the Rams finish the series with a 6 hit outing as they would be led by Marcos Sanchez who went 2-3 with a single and a double. Sanchez would also finish his day with 2 RBI’s. Kaden Brown went 1-3 with a single. Tanner Amaral went 1-3 with a triple. Michael Higgins went 1-3 with a triple. Kevin Santiago went 1-3 with a single.

Oklahoma City sent righty Brandon Goldston to the mound and he would throw 4 innings for the Stars. Goldston allowed 4 earned runs on 9 hits and finished his day with 4 strikeouts. In relief the Stars got a good outing from Tanner Schoeninger as he threw 3 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit for Oklahoma City. With the win Schoeninger moves to 3-0 on the season.

The Stars offense put together a 10 hit performance and were led by Dalton Reed who went 3-3 with a single, double and a home run (6). Gunner Halter went 1-3 with a double. Cross Factor went 2-4 with 2 singles. Tyler Williams went 1-4 with a double. Noah Barks went 1-3 with a single. Fredric Walter went 1-2 with a single. Dylan Taylor went 1-3 with a single for the Stars.

Oklahoma City’s INF/DH Noah Barks said “We started off the season in a rough patch where we weren’t playing up to our full potential, and we all knew that. After losing the first game Friday, we knew that we had to come out and make two statement wins Saturday to show everybody what we are capable of. Our team is extremely talented, and I think we also showed our character when we were able to bounce back and come through in the big situations.”

Up Next:

Texas Wesleyan: The Rams will be in action again on Tuesday, March 10 when they play Arlington Baptist College at Sycamore Park in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oklahoma City: The Stars will play Sterling (KAN.) on Tuesday, March 10 at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Baseball: Rams Drop The Stars In Series Opener

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In the NAIA Ball series of the week, the 17th ranked Texas Wesleyan Rams (16-9, 3-1 SAC) held off the 10th ranked Oklahoma City Stars (12-7, 0-1 SAC) with a 5-4 win in the series opener.

With the win the Rams end a two game skid and look to win the series on Saturday against the Stars. Oklahoma City saw its 5 game win streak get snapped on Friday night but look for a chance to get back on track Saturday.

Offensively the Rams put together 9 hits as they would be led by Kevin Santiago, who went 2-3 with a single and a double. Trey Smith went 2-4 with 2 singles and 1 RBI. Dominick Padilla would go 2-4 with 2 singles. Joaquin Ballesteros went 1-4 with a single. Tanner Amaral went 1-5 with a single. Michael Higgins went 1-2 with a single.

Texas Wesleyan sent Lefty Gabriel Sequeria to the mound and he would shine for the Rams. Sequeria fired 7 strong inning, allowing 2 earned runs on 8 hits and would cap off his day with 9 strikeouts. With the win he improves to 5-0 on the season for the Rams. In relief, Texas Wesleyan would call on Jesse Ramirez, who would throw 2 shutout innings for the Rams and finish his night with 3 strikeouts. Ramirez also collected his second save on the season.

Texas Wesleyan Starting Pitcher Gabriel Sequeria said “We are always competing every pitch, against good teams like OCU we try and find a way to win against these big teams and capitalize on mistakes”

The Stars offense finished the night with 8 hits and were led by Noah Barks who went 2-5 with 2 singles and would finish with an RBI. Dylan Taylor put together a solid 2-2 night as he would finish with 2 singles for Oklahoma City. Gunner Halter went 1-5 with a single for the Stars. Tyler Williams went 1-5 with a home run (11) and finish with 2 RBI’s. Dalton Reed went 1-4 with a single. Peyton Crispin went 1-3 with a single.

Oklahoma City sent the righty Aaron McGeorge to the mound and he would throw 5.2 innings and allow 5 runs on 7 hits. McGeorge finished his night with 3 strikeouts. With the loss he will move to 3-1 on the season. Out of the bullpen Oklahoma City called on Chris Bennefield and he was outstanding for the Stars. Bennefield went 3.1 innings and allowed 0 runs on 2 hits.

Up Next:

The Rams and Stars will play a doubleheader at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Saturday, March 7th to close out the season series. First pitch on Saturday is set for 1:00 PM with the second game to follow.

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