OKLAHOMA CITY — In the bottom of the seventh, RSU went to the bullpen calling upon T.J. Law. The right handed pitcher allowed one run to the Evangels as RSU claimed the 7-1 victory.
Brandon Bargas (6-2) pitched six innings fanning nine Evangel batters as the Owasso, Okla. native earned the victory in the start. Law threw one inning of relief facing four batters as he allowed one run.
Brett Lamb received the loss for MACU giving up six runs, all earned, on 10 hits. Hunter Boelte pitched 2.2 innings of relief allowing three hits and one earned run.
In the nightcap the Hillcats scored runs in all but the second inning of action, the same inning that RSU allowed MACU’s lone run of game two.
RSU totaled four runs in the top of the first coming on a RBI triple by Hector Rivera to score Baker. Rivera tallied a run on the next at-bat as Olazagasti singled to center pushing the Hillcats in the lead 2-0.
The Diamond Cats weren’t finished as Cody Campbell grounded out to score Olazagasti and forcing the Evangels to make a call to the bullpen. Consecutive wild pitches led to Tyler Wheeler reaching home before the MACU relief pitcher could retire the side with RSU up 4-0 after the first half inning of play.
A Hillcat error by the second basemen plated the Evangels only run in the bottom of the second inning trimming the RSU lead to just 4-1.
Cody Campbell was hit by pitch to start the third inning and Blake Heston reached on a walk. A RBI ground out by McKenzie Mathews scored Campbell. Heston and Eric Baker scored on a Hector Rivera RBI single to give RSU the 7-1 advantage.
RSU tallied one run each in the fourth and fifth inning before scoring two runs in the top of the sixth including a solo homerun by Ramcy Lora. Alex Cochran singled and scored on a single by De La Cruz as RSU led 11-1 in the top of the sixth.