Richie Mirowski (3-0) went the distance for the Bison and Oklahoma Baptist opened Sooner Athletic Conference baseball action with a 5-2 win over USAO Wednesday at Ford Park.


Richie Mirowski (3-0) went the distance for the Bison and Oklahoma Baptist opened Sooner Athletic Conference baseball action with a 5-2 win over USAO Wednesday at Ford Park.
Daniel Baptista and Shaun Diesler had two RBI each with Anthony Lopez adding a double and a single to lead the Bison offensive attack.
OBU struck for one in the first inning when Chris Lemus walked, stole second, moved to third on a fly out to center and scored on a wild pitch.
The Bison made it 2-0 in the second on Baptista’s second home run in as many games, a rocket over the center field fence.
USAO reached Mirowski for a run in the fifth ­— the first earned run allowed by the senior right-hander in 15 innings. Mirowski held USAO to four hits and struck out nine, with one walk.
OBU added three runs in the sixth on an RBI ground out by Baptista and a two-run single by Diesler.
The victory ended a nine-game win streak by the Drovers, who drop to 9-2 on the season.
Now 7-3 overall and 1-0 in conference action, the Bison travel to Chickasha for a doubleheader Saturday. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Oklahoma Baptist banged out 11 runs on 16 hits to knock off Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant Tuesday.
Baptista had three hits — including a two-run home run — and three RBIs, while Lopez, Terrence Buchanan, Diesler and Reece Alnas had two hits apiece.