Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

April 18, 2013

‘Cats drop NSU at ONEOK

TULSA — For the second time in as many years, the NAIA No. 15-ranked Rogers State University baseball team bested NCAA Division II Northeastern State, 5-2 Tuesday at ONEOK Field.

The Hillcats’ Eric Baker led off the bottom of the first inning with a single to center. A stolen base by the Fort Gibson native allowed coach Ron Bradley to call for a sacrifice bunt from Hector Rivera. With Baker at third and Jose Olazagasti at first, after being hit-by-pitch, RSU left fielder Colton Campbell’s sacrifice fly scored Baker to give RSU the one run lead.

RSU committed a pair of errors in the third inning leading to an unearned run for the RiverHawks tying the contest at a run apiece.

The Hillcats answered with two runs both scoring off the bat of Colton Campbell as the senior tallied his 16th double of the season stretching the RSU lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the third.

Both teams were held scoreless over the next two innings before RSU posted another two runs in the home half of the sixth. A leadoff single by Keith Poverud followed by a Baker single to right put runners on with no outs. Rivera reached on a fielder’s choice before a sac-fly by Colton Campbell gave the St. Cloud, Fla. native his fourth RBI of the game and 43rd of the season. An error by the RiverHawks third baseman plated Baker giving the Cats its final run of the game, leading 5-1.

T.J. Law (1-1) pitched three scoreless innings of middle relief to earn the victory for the Hillcats giving up one hit and fanning a pair before giving way to Mason Marquette. The southpaw retired the order in the eighth before loading the bases in the ninth. He allowed one run on a sacrifice fly to center before a double-play retired the side and gave RSU its 30th win of the season, marking the fifth time in program history the Cats have reached 30 or more wins in a season.

Jesus Del Rosario started just his second game of the season for the Hillcats and pitched four innings of work, striking out five and allowing one unearned run.

Hayden Walch (3-5) received the loss for the Riverhawks (21-18) as he pitched 3.2 innings allowing four hits for three runs, all earned, as he fanned five.

Colton Campbell went 1-for-3 on the afternoon with four RBI and one double. Eric Baker batted 2-for-5 and scored two runs for the Hillcats.

With the victory the Hillcats are now 2-0 at ONEOK Field, home of the Tulsa Drillers, and trimmed the NSU series record advantage to 4-3 all-time.

RSU (30-12) travels to face Lubbock Christian for a four game series starting Friday.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0292web.jpg ‘All-State Sluggers’

    When Claremore’s Matt Whatley takes his place behind the plate tonight in the Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School East-West All-State baseball game, the former Zebra catcher will be right at home.
    Whatley, who started four years as the catcher for the Zebras, finds his final high school baseball game taking place in his future college ballpark.
    Last November, Whatley and his long-time friend, Bryce Howe, signed NCAA Division I baseball scholarships to play for the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles.
    Tonight, those dreams come true for Whatley and Jenks outfielder Cadon Owens, who will be joining his former Bearcats teammate on the East squad. Also, Verdigris' Ryan Skalnik will start at third base for the Large East All-State team.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GOLF: OSU's Jelly wins Oklahoma State Amateur

    Oklahoma State's Brendon Jelley captured the Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship on Wednesday with a 1-up victory over Preston Crawford at The Patriot Golf Club.

    July 29, 2014

  • OSU wrestling to host Alumni Reunion

    Oklahoma State wrestling will host an alumni reunion for former Cowboy wrestlers, trainers and managers on Sept. 19-20 in Stillwater.

    July 29, 2014

  • OU's Mixon claims self defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon says the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense.

    July 29, 2014

  • Sooners' secondary gets ready for changes

    There’s a reason Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 Conference and a front-runner to get a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

    The experience – especially on defense – is the leading cause.

    July 29, 2014

  • SOFTBALL: Adair aiming high in 2014

    Adair's Lady Warriors have never shied away from the spotlight.

    Head coach Chell Looney's team will have plenty of chances to earn respect and a shot at the program's third straight regional tournament appearance.

    July 29, 2014

  • Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official

    Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern

    No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

    For that, he credits the push for them to unionize.

    July 29, 2014

  • NFL: Make or break season for Rams QB Bradford

    It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

    Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.

    July 29, 2014