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Catcher Bo Ybarra snagged this foul ball for the third out in the third inning Saturday afternoon.—Juan Ramirez photoCatcher Bo Ybarra snagged this foul ball for the third out in the third inning Saturday afternoon.—Juan Ramirez photo
**For Immediate Release** Aggie Baseball Drops Final Series Game to War Hawks By Laura Nelson on 03/23/2013 Goodwell, Okla.—Oklahoma Panhandle State University and McMurry University met on the diamond for the third and final game of the three-game series under misty skies and near freezing temperatures Saturday afternoon.

The War Hawks scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings and the Aggies finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Casey Kettler hit a nice bunt to get to first and Nick Crosswhite followed that with a double, sending Kettler to third. Alfonso Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly to get Kettler safely home and Crosswhite scored off a Robert Montoya single to get within one run of a tie. McMurry scored another run in the eighth to take a 4-2 lead, and then exploded in the ninth, plating four runs to end the scoring to take an 8-2 victory.

Kettler had three hits for four at bats and Gonzalez and Montoya both picked up an RBI. Starting pitcher Freezy Smalls was given the loss, striking out four and scattering six hits in seven innings of work.

The Aggies continue their home stand Mar. 29-30 with a three-game series against conference rival Texas A&M International. A doubleheader is scheduled for Friday and they play a single nine inning game on Saturday. The first pitch is set for 1 p.m. both days.

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