OPSU Baseball Wins Three of Four in Texas
By Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 2/18/08
Goodwell, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Panhandle State baseball team was in Laredo over the weekend for a pair of double headers with Heartland Conference rival Texas A&M International. The Aggies took their bats with them and produced 40 hits and 28 runs as they won three of the four games.
AGGIES 4, TA&MI 1
Behind an excellent three-hit, complete game performance from pitcher Kyle Cremers and a two-run homer from catcher Mike Jameson, the Aggies picked up a win in the first game on Friday. In the 4-1 victory, Cremers was very tough on the mound, giving up only three singles and facing just five batters over the minimum.
TA&MI 10, AGGIES 7
In Friday’s second game, there was plenty of offense on both sides and Jameson smacked his second home run of the day and Chris Sanchez hit another. Jameson drove in four runs and K.D. Bressler was two for two at the plate for OPSU.
AGGIES 10, TA&MI 8
In the opening game of the Saturday double header, the Aggies overcame a 4-0 first inning deficit. Shortstop Luke Korum smashed a home run, first baseman Matt O’Neill drilled a pair of doubles, and Sanchez drove home three runs. Jason Staudt was the winning pitcher for the Aggies and the freshman scattered seven hits and seven runs over six innings.
AGGIES 7, TA&MI 6
In the hotly contested fourth game of the series – on Saturday afternoon – the Aggies earned the win in large part to a five run sixth inning. Bressler had three hits in three trips to the plate while Jameson and Clint Stottlemyre each drove in a pair of Aggie runs. Jacob Clinton was the winning pitcher for the Aggies and Jacob Rapp picked up the save.
The OPSU pitching staff is starting to come around very well, several players are swinging the bat with authority, and Aggie runners swiped 11 bases over the four game set.
After their three wins, the Aggie season record now stands at 4-6. They will be back on their home field this weekend, with double headers scheduled on both Friday and Saturday against the University of Texas – Permian Basin.