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The Shawnee News-Star
  • No. 15 Bison overcome deficit to defeat Cavaliers

  • No. 15 Oklahoma Baptist overcame a four-run deficit to defeat rival St. Gregory’s 6-4 Friday at Bison Field.
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  • No. 15 Oklahoma Baptist overcame a four-run deficit to defeat rival St. Gregory’s 6-4 Friday at Bison Field.
     
    The Bison got three-hit efforts from Yael Colon and Jeff Johnson in winning for the fourth time in five games. OBU has taken the first three games of the Holy War series this season.
     
    The Cavaliers (18-32, 6-21 Sooner Athletic Conference) fell for the fourth consecutive game.
     
    SGU struck first, breaking a scoreless tie with a four-run fifth. All of the runs came with two outs.
     
    Cody Guenthart got the scoring started with an RBI single to left. Two batters later, Brian Bartlett hit a three-run home run to left — his first of the season — to make it 4-0 Cavaliers.
     
    OBU got one back in the bottom of the inning on a wild pitch, and then exploded for five runs on four hits in the sixth to take its first lead of the game at 6-4. The big hit in the frame was Greg Nelson’s three-RBI triple to left-center.
     
    Bison reliever Jesus Carlos made that lead hold up, retiring eight of the last nine SGU hitters to pick up his third save of the season. Starter Richard Lucas (6-3) earned the win.
     
    Cavalier ace Ben Moore (8-4) suffered the loss, giving up five earned runs on eight hits in eight innings. He struck out seven and walked five in a 129-pitch outing.
     
    Moore’s consecutive scoreless-innings streak ended at 22 innings.
     
    Bartlett and Davis Murphy had two hits each to lead SGU at the plate. The top six hitters in the Cavs’ batting order were a combined 2-for-21.
     
    The Holy War series concludes today when OBU hosts SGU for a 1 p.m. game at Bison Field.
     
    Oklahoma Baptist is 38-16 overall and 17-10 in the SAC.
     
    Note: Report provided by Brad Collins, SGU sports information director.

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