Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Aggies Drop Two against McMurry By Brandon Gipe on 03/02/2014 Goodwell, Okla.—Friday afternoon the War Hawks of McMurry traveled to Goodwell to take on the Aggie baseball team for a double-header. The War Hawks came into the game with a 3-9 record, while the Aggies came in 5-11.
Lanny Zier took mound for McMurry in game one, and for the Aggies it was Spencer Long. Zier earned the shutout win for the War Hawks going a strong seven innings while collecting four strike outs and giving up six hits. The win improved the War Hawks to 4-9. Spencer Long pitched 5.2 innings for the Aggies giving up 9 runs and having three punch outs.
Jeremy Ruiz for McMurry knocked in three runs, while Kyle Sargent knocked in two, and AJ Dupre, Ben Douglas, and Jeffers Rader all knocked in one run giving McMurry the win 9-0.
Freshman Evan Offutt went 2-3 in hitting for the Aggies, driving a double to left field in the fourth inning. Robert Montoya also hit a double in game one and Lucas Ogaz was credited with a stolen base.
In game two, Sam Beattie was the starting pitcher for OPSU going six innings, collecting five strike outs, and giving up five runs. For McMurry Joel DePorte took the mound going five innings, having one strike out, and giving up two runs.
Evan Offutt hit a homer in game two giving him one RBI, and Bo Ybarra also knocked in one run for the Aggies. Runs were scored by Offutt, Bernal and Aguirre.
For McMurry four separate players had two RBI, while three players had an RBI. The final in game two was 13-3 in favor of McMurry. The loss drops OPSU to 5-13 overall; the Aggies remain winless in the Heartland Conference.
Game three was scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but dense fog and freezing rain put a halt on the action after one inning of play and the game was cancelled.
The Aggies continue conference play this week as they travel to Lubbock, Texas Friday, March 7 for a three-game series against Lubbock Christian University. Day one is a double-header starting at 1 p.m. with game three starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.