Claremore Daily Progress

April 21, 2014

RSU's Law silences UT-Permian Basin


ODESSA, Texas — The Rogers State University baseball team dropped game one of a Heartland Conference series at Texas-Permian Basin, 2-0, but battled back to split the twin bill Friday with a 7-1 victory in the night cap.

After a tough opener where the Falcons kept them scoreless, the Hillcats posted runs early and often cruising to the win in game two.

The bats came alive in the second game as RSU quickly took the lead against starter Brian Woody and never looked back posting the game's first seven runs.

The Diamond Cats scored in five of the first six innings securing the doubleheader split 7-1.

The Hillcats broke through in the first inning when Chase Knott drew a one-out walk and came around to score on Blake Gipson's double to center. The advantage for RSU stretched to 3-0 with a pair of runs in the second on a double by Joe Crow scoring Hunter Spencer and James Marks after each walked with two outs.

A two-run fourth gave Hillcat starter T.J. Law, of Broken Arrow, more than enough cushion as the junior held the Falcons to one run over eight innings scattering eight hits for his third win of the year.

Two UTPB errors aided the runs for RSU in the frame.

Spencer drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth scoring Knott and Alex Cochran plated the seventh run for the Diamond Cats in the top of the sixth scoring on a fielder's choice by Caleb Kohlmeyer.