Oklahoma Baptist University Head Baseball Coach Bobby Cox
career wins 997 and 998 Saturday as the Bison swept a Sooner Athletic
Conference doubleheader over Southern Nazarene, 3-2 and 6-1. (Facebook Photos
Oklahoma Baptist fell behind 1-0 in the second inning while SNU pitcher
Tim Cole took a perfect game to the bottom of the third. Cole walked two
and hit Jonathan Gelpi
before Terrence Buchanan
singled in a run to
break up the shutout and no-hitter. The Bison left the bases loaded from
SNU took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth on a passed ball, but Buchanan came through with a second RBI single after Mitchell Prophet
and singled and courtesy runner Jordan Newton moved into scoring position on a sacrifice and a ground out. OBU again left the bases loaded, however.
With one out, Prophet got his second hit of the game and Newton moved to second on a single by Jonathan Gelpi
. Newton scored for the third time on a game-winning base hit by Chris Lemus
OBU had just six hits in the contest with Buchanan and Prophet getting two apiece. Kyle Brule
(2-1) got the win in relief, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings. Chad Hardison
and Blake Gallacher
limited the Storm to a combined one earned run on five hits into the seventh inning.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first of the second game, OBU got three in the bottom of the first with RBI singles by Anthony Lopez
and Bam Davis, as well as a run-scoring wild pitch.
OBU added two in the third on a sacrifice fly by Michael Sliger
and an RBI single by Reece Alnas
Lopez added an RBI single in the fourth for a 6-1 lead.Jesse Orozco
(4-0) got the win, going five innings and allowing one run while fanning five. Daniel Marti
pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit.
Lopez led OBU's seven-hit attack with two hits.
Now 26-5 overall and 11-1 in the SAC, the Bison host Southwestern Oklahoma State Tuesday at 6.