Stars Top MidAmerica Nazarene 14-2, fall 15-3 To Bellevue

Monday, February 18th 2013, 5:49 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City University powered past MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 14-2 before falling 15-3 to Bellevue (Neb.) Saturday at Jim Wade Stadium.

The Stars, ranked No. 4 in NAIA baseball, outhit MidAmerica Nazarene 12-4 but made five errors against Bellevue to move to 10-3 on the season.

Cody Ferrell got the Stars on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning with a solo home run over the left-field fence to make the score 1-0.

MidAmerica Nazarene pushed a pair of runs across in the third and fourth innings to take a 2-1 lead.

OCU responded with a nine-run bottom of the fourth innings to take a 10-2 lead. Jonathan Sigado, Walker Davidson and Chris Muñoz all drew bases-loaded walks and Josh Dickey was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in the Stars' first four runs in the inning.

Later in the inning, Brayden Brumley and Jonathan Rodriguez had back-to-back doubles to score four more runs and give OCU a 9-2 advantage. An RBI single from Chase Jensen capped the inning and gave the Stars a 10-2 lead.

Kale Gaden singled to left in the bottom of the fifth to stretch OCU's lead to 11-2.

In the bottom of the sixth, Forrest Smith doubled to left center and Sigado doubled to down the left-field line to make the score 14-2 in favor of the Stars. One batter later, Mason Toole singled to push the OCU lead to 14-2.

Sigado pitched a scoreless top of the seventh to give the Stars the 14-2 victory.

Cody Crabaugh tossed six innings and allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts to move to 2-1 on the season.

Brumley, Rodriguez and Sigado drove in two runs apiece to lead OCU at the dish.

After 17th-ranked Bellevue took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Rodriguez put the Stars on the scoreboard with an RBI double down the left-field line to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Bruins.

Bellevue put up four runs in the top of the second and five in the top of the third to push its lead to 12-2.

Rodriguez and Smith each drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Bruins' lead to 12-3.

Bellevue plated a pair of runs in the top sixth and got a scoreless bottom of the seventh to take the 15-3 victory.

Patrick Goelz and Will Patrigo each pitched 2.2 innings. Ricky Spain struck out three in 1.2 innings of relief.

Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with two RBIs to lead OCU at the plate.