While the CBC Mustangs hung tough on Friday, Oklahoma Wesleyan University pulled away late for the 12-2 victory at Bartlesville, OK in game one of a doubleheader.
Deonta Howard (JR/White Hall, AR) had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits for CBC. He doubled in the third and fifth innings.
Hugo Lemus got the win for Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU). He allowed two runs over eight innings. He struck out four, walked three and surrendered nine hits.
OKWU had six hitters combined for eight hits, eight RBIs and eight runs scored.
Ryan Smith (JR/Salem, MO) was charged with the loss. He went four innings, walked four, struck out two, and allowed three runs.
OKWU went up for good in the second, scoring two runs on a two-run single by Gunner Joyce.
After pushing across one run in the top of the fourth, the Mustangs faced just a 3-1 deficit. CBC scored one run in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to one. An RBI single by Josh Buczek (JR/Donalsonville, GA) sparked the Mustang rally.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University quickly matched the Mustangs strong inning with a two-run inning of its own in the fifth. OKWU built upon its lead with six runs in the seventh.
A tight game was decided in the sixth inning as the Mustangs fell 2-1 in seven innings in the second contest of the evening.
Santez Richardson (SO/Donalsonville, GA) went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for CBC. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the sixth inning.
Sam Haynes got the win for Oklahoma Wesleyan. He allowed one run over six innings. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered five hits.
Stephen Swagerty (JR/Sherwood, AR) was charged with the loss. He went five innings, walked two, struck out seven, and allowed two runs.
The lone run of the game for CBC Mustangs crossed the plate in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Seth McLemore (JR/Pulaski, TN).
Oklahoma Wesleyan University scored two runs on a two-run home run by Austin Murphy in the sixth to seal the victory.
The two teams play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.