Sixth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist did nothing to damage its standing as the No. 2 scoring offense in the nation, routing Southern Nazarene 17-4 Thursday night in Sooner Athletic Conference baseball.


Sixth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist did nothing to damage its standing as the No. 2 scoring offense in the nation, routing Southern Nazarene 17-4 Thursday night in Sooner Athletic Conference baseball.

OBU had 14 hits including three each by Mitchell Prophet, Dillon Usiak and Michael Cerda and two by Yael Colon. Prophet and Cerda had four RBI each, while Daniel Baptista added three.

The Bison set the tone early, scoring eight times in the first inning. OBU got a two-run double from Prophet, an RBI fielder’s choice by Baptista, backto- back two-run doubles by Cerda and Frankie Rivera and an RBI double by Colon, which was Colon’s second hit of the inning.

Baptista added a tworun home run in the second.

The Bison added two more runs in the third on an RBI double by Prophet and an RBI triple by Usiak.

OBU scored its last five runs in the fifth on two hits and three errors. Prophet had an RBI double, Daniel Howell drew a bases-loaded walk and Cerda had a two-run single.

Steven Messner (6-3) got the win, going six innings and allowing two earned runs. He struck out eight batters.

Now 28-6 on the season and 10-3 in the SAC, the Bison play at SNU in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.