| **For Immediate Release**
Aggies Fall to Incarnate Word Over the Weekend
by Aggie Sports on 03/06/06
Goodwell, OK - The OPSU baseball team traveled to
San Antonio, Texas late last week with to face the Heartland
Conference’s top-ranked team – The University
of the Incarnate Word. The teams played doubleheaders on
both Thursday and Friday, and Incarnate Word picked up
a four-game sweep.
Incarnate Word 8, AGGIES 6
In the first of two games played on Thursday, the Aggies
scored four runs in the sixth inning and another two in
the eighth but fell two runs short in the end, 8-6. OPSU
had the go-ahead run at the plate when they made the last
out in the final inning.
Chris Barnes (SR; Denver, CO) had the big blow for the
Aggies with a three-run homer in the fifth.
OPSU’s Rickey Reagan (SR; Houston,
TX) pitched five strong innings, scattering five hits.
At the plate, Ryan Dlugosh (SO; Yorktown, TX) had a hit
and scored twice, and Corey Matthews (SR; Oklahoma City)
went one for three and scored a run. First baseman Dave
Pierson (SR: Houston, TX) went one for three and had an
Designated hitter Fred Crapse (SO; Owasso, TX) had two
hits in four tries and knocked in three runs.
Incarnate Word 20, AGGIES 8
Incarnate Word benefited from ten unearned runs in the
second game on Thursday.
At the plate, Pierson had two his in four tries, and Aaron
Tecumseh (SR; Okmulgee, OK) hit a solo homer.
Incarnate Word 4, AGGIES 2
In the first game of Friday’s
twin bill, the Aggies played well against an excellent
team. Dlugosh gave up three runs in a complete game pitching
Barnes had a pair of hits in two at bats and drove in
a run. Matthews plated the other OPSU run.
K.D. Bressler (SO; Guymon, OK), Brock
Hixenbaugh (JR; Laramie, WY), Matthews, Crapse, and Pierson
all had hits for the Aggies, and Crapse’s hit was
Incarnate Word 11, AGGIES 2
In Friday’s second game, Crapse
and Matthews smacked doubles for OPSU, the one from Crapse
scoring a run.
Pierson went one for three with an RBI, and Tecumseh also
had a hit for the Aggies.
The Aggies will be back in Goodwell
this weekend for a pair of doubleheaders with Heartland
Conference rival St. Mary’s. The games will begin
at noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.