**For Immediate Release**
Aggie Baseball Wins One of Four Against Lincoln
-by Aggie Sports on 04/25/05
Goodwell, OK - Oklahoma Panhandle State baseball coach Jason Kueffler and his team traveled over twenty hours (round trip) by bus to Jefferson City, Missouri and played four games over three days at the end of last week. They played well in the two doubleheaders and picked up a win against Lincoln University.
Lincoln 2 AGGIES 1
Friday, both teams managed only a total of six hits in the opener of a four game set over two days. Lincoln scored a single run in both the third and fourth inning and picked up the 2-1 win over OPSU. The Aggies scored in the top of the seventh (and final) inning but were unable to tie the game.
AGGIES 5 Lincoln 4
In Friday’s second game, powered by Aaron Tecumseh’s home run, Clint Kygar’s double, and shortstop Brock Hixenbaugh (two hits, two stolen bases and two RBIs), the Aggies worked their way to a 5-4 victory over Lincoln.
Tecumseh was also the winning pitcher, pitching two scoreless innings in relief and giving up but one hit.
Lincoln 11 AGGIES 9
In the opening game Saturday, a furious OPSU last inning rally came up short and Lincoln got an 11-9 win. Aggie center fielder Ryan Forsythe had three hits in five tries and stole four bases.
JeCorey Matthews swiped a pair of bases for the Aggies, and Chris Barnes doubled.
Lincoln 9 AGGIES 3
The fireworks began early in the final game of the four game set, and Lincoln took a 6-2 lead after only one inning. Lincoln picked up three more runs in the course of the game for a 9-3 victory.
K.D. Bressler and Ryan Forsythe each had a pair of hits for OPSU and James Collins aided the Aggie cause with two RBIs.The next action for the Aggies will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. against Fort Hays State at the OPSU Baseball Complex.
FORSYTHE WATCH: In his drive to bring his Oklahoma Panhandle State career batting average to .400, center fielder Ryan Forsythe had six hits in 14 at bats in the Lincoln series to raise his season average to .362. Forsythe’s three year career batting average as an Aggie now stands at .394 (167 hits in 424 at bats).