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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.

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