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LCU Wins Weekend Series over Aggie Baseball

Submitted by OPSU Sports Information on 03/09/2014 Aggie pitcher Sam Beattie went five innings against Lubbock Christian Friday in game one of a three-game series.—Courtesy photoAggie pitcher Sam Beattie went five innings against Lubbock Christian Friday in game one of a three-game series.—Courtesy photo Lubbock, Texas—The Aggie baseball team traveled to Lubbock, Texas this weekend for a Heartland match-up against the Lubbock Christian University Chaparrals; LCU swept the Aggies in the three-game series winning 10-1, 10-4, and 2-0.

Friday's double-header started with Brig Gerlich taking the mound for the Chaps. Gerlich went seven innings, giving up 11 hits, and throwing two strikeouts in the 10-1 win over the Aggies.

Sam Beattie pitched five innings for the Aggies allowing 13 hits, walking four batters, and collecting two strikeouts. Josh Casillas stepped in for Beattie in the sixth; Casillas threw one strikeout and gave up one hit during his inning on the mound.

The Aggies gathered 11 hits in game one. Trey Wooten drove a triple to right field in the fourth which brought in Nick Crosswhite for the RBI and the Aggies' only run of the game.

The Chaps totaled 14 hits including three doubles and a home run. LCU saw three separate players knock in two runs each: Brandon Wilson, Wigberto Nevarez, and Wade Stramp.

In game two, Spencer Long led off pitching for the Aggies. Long threw 6.1 innings and gave up 10 hits for six runs; he collected five punch outs for the game. Adam Burke and B.J. Henry also got time on the mound for the Aggies, each giving up three hits; Henry threw one strikeout during his appearance.

Tim Carlson was the starting pitcher for LCU, going six innings, giving up 10 hits, four runs, walking just one batter, and collecting five strikeouts. Dalton Silva entered the mound for the Chaps in the seventh inning and finished the game, allowing zero hits and receiving six strikeouts.

Samuel Moreno brought in two RBI fin game two, while Jacob Millburn and Evan Offutt added one RBI apiece for the Aggies. Peyton Osbon went 2-4 with two runs earned; Milburn and Bo Ybarra were the other two Aggies crossing the plate with one run each.

LCU finished game two with 16 hits and 10 runs, earning their seventh conference win 10-4.

The Aggies held LCU to just six hits and two runs during Saturday's game three, but the Chaps kept the Aggies scoreless allowing only one hit in nine innings of play and taking the series sweep with a 2-0 win.

Dylan Chavez started at pitcher for the Aggies going a strong eight innings, giving up six hits, and two runs, while also getting four strikeouts.

Levi Westerlund started on the mound for LCU pitching a complete game; Westerlund threw four strikeouts in the on-hit shutout.

Hunter McFall had the only RBI of the game for Lubbock Christian on a ground-out to second which brought in Joel Lutz who reached on a double.

Sam Moreno was the only Aggie credited with a hit in game three; Moreno reached on a throwing error in the fourth but was left on base.

The Aggies took a 2-0 loss in game three and LCU increased their winning streak to five straight games. OPSU holds a 5-16 overall record and remain winless in the Heartland Conference.

Aggie baseball is back on their home field this week for a double-header with Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 but have been moved to Wednesday, March 12 due to expected high winds on Tuesday; first pitch is set for 1 p.m.

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