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and Arts of Oklahoma home runs gave the Drovers a 10-9 victory. Northwestern career saves leader Derek Epps did not have his best stuff as the home runs came against the first two hitters of the ninth inning. Early on in the contest, it did not look like it would come down to the game's final at bat. The Rangers (12-13, 2-5 Sooner Athletic Conference) scored two runs in the first on a two-run homer by George Flores. Newcomer Jonathan Freemyer singled home Trevor Long to make it 3-0 in the fourth and Jose

and third allowing Wes Brorsen to score making it 5-0 in the fifth. Later in the inning, Jarad Moore stole third and scored on an error by the catcher. The Rangers were cruising behind starting pitcher Eddie Cumpston but walks got the lefty and reliever Chase Kokojan in trouble in the bottom of the fifth. Two walks and a single loaded the bases with one out. A fielder's choice put the Drovers on the board. The southpaw walked another hitter to load the bases leading to his exit from the game in favor of Kokojan. He walked

Juan Natal's twogave the Rangers the 8-7. An error with two seventh allowed the R two-run cushion. USAO scored on enth off of reliever Cl and Epps gave up tw begin the ninth inning Ranger losing streak t Long had three h game while Brorsen, Maysonet each had tw The Rangers wil Wayland Baptist for a weekend series set to p.m. Friday.

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hwestern Rodeo d in the Garden City ollege Rodeo March Rodeo Coach Kody d as a whole the team m to their full potenndividuals gave an

outstanding performance. The men’s team placed ninth, and the women’s placed fifth. Perry Dietz won Tie Down Roping. Kody Burkholder placed sixth in Saddle Bronc Riding. Clint Kindred split fifth in Steer Wrestling. Kari Cable split sixth and Chelsey Kleinvachter placed ninth in Barrel Racing.

Kate Hansen placed third, Dusta Kimzey placed sixth and Karly Benzie split eighth in Breakaway Roping. Lauren Barnes placed second and Dusta Kimzey was fifth in Goat Tying. Dusta Kimzey also placed third in Women’s Allaround. “We practice every day and

try to get the kids as prepared as we can… the kids have all been practicing well, we just have to perform well at the rodeos,” Woodward said. Woodward said that there were individuals who did well even though the teams’ performances weren’t to par. Perry Dietz, who won the Tie Down Roping, will be

in good contention to the college finals if h the remaining events The next rodeo Scott, Kan. this Frida Sunday. “I feel like the k something to prove, a time off will play to t tage,” Woodward sai

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tired all 15 batters le striking out seven. r fifth of the season sses. stern won a strange The Lady Rangers three hits but scored h the help of speed at lineup. Braxton led off the gle and stole second. to third on a groundeded to score on a passed ball allowed m to score the second

run of the game. Northwestern broke the game open in the third with some help from the Lady Evangel defense which committed three errors in the frame. Autumn Klugh delivered a two-run single to make the MACU defense pay. More miscues allowed the Lady Rangers to make the game 8-0 after three innings. Northwestern scored an extra run in the fourth as Lady Evangels pitcher Jackie Hilterbran walked two and hit another batter in the inning. Monica Jaramillo scored on a

wild pitch to make the game 9-0. Mason took care of the rest in the circle for head coach Cody Hooper's bunch. Game Two Northwestern had some defensive woes in game two which the Lady Evangels made them pay for. A ball got past catcher Monique Zevada on a strikeout which would have been the third out of the inning. MACU went on to score four times in the inning. "We laid down after Kellie (Mason) threw a perfect game," Hooper said. "That's why we are

not a good team yet." With runners on first and third with one out in the third inning, the Lady Rangers had a runner picked off third base to put a halt to a potential big inning. The Lady Rangers got back in the game scoring three times in the top half of the fifth. Braxton and Cheyenne Terry singledwith one out inthe inning and Megan Bourdon reached on an error to load the bases. Zevada was hit by a pitch to make the score 4-1. Alyssa Taylor singled home two runs to make it

4-3. Zevada was late at the plate on what w been a sacrifice fly o Megan Snyder which tied the game at four MACU added a in the bottom of the fi on what was officiall inside-the-park home The Lady Rang make the comeback. Northwestern w field next on Saturda a home doubleheade University of Scienc Oklahoma.


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