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Bison baseballers go 2-1 in Henderson State Invitational

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

ARKADELPHIA, Arkansas – The Oklahoma Baptist University baseball won two of its three games at the Henderson State University Invitational this past weekend.

The Bison, 4-2 on the season, rolled to a 7-1 victory over Newman (Kansas) on Friday before knocking off the University of Central Oklahoma, 7-2, on Saturday. OBU then dropped a 9-2 decision to Northwest Missouri State on Sunday.

OBU 7, NEWMAN 1 (Friday)

Jake Lipetzky pitched a one-hitter through six innings, Eric Carlson homered and Ramon Gomez went 3-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored Friday in the Bison’s win over Newman.

Lipetzky (1-1) struck out 12 batters and walked four while allowing just one hit. Bo Dallas, Chris Harms and Nick Perry each made one-inning relief appearances for the Bison.

Two other OBU players had multiple hits besides Gomez. Carlson and Kaimana Bartolome were each 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. One of Bartolome’s hits went for a double as the Bison totaled 12 hits in the contest.


Bartolome and Joey Pledger each homered while Raul Rizo got the pitching victory and Caleb Bly registered the save against the Bronchos.

Rizo (1-0) worked 5.1 innings and allowed just one earned run off five hits with three walks and a pair of strikeouts. Bly notched his third save of the season after giving up three hits and one walk while striking out three over the final 3.2 innings.

Bartolome went 3-for-5 with his homer, one double, two RBIs and three runs scored as the Bison pounded out 11 hits. Pledger was 2-for-5 with his solo-homer, one double and two runs scored. Teammate Cliff Pradd finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs, one walk and a sacrifice fly.


The Bison were limited to five hits with two of those coming from Bartolome, who ended up 2-for-5 with two doubles and one RBI.

Starter Brek Galbreath (0-1) took the pitching loss as OBU used five pitchers in the game.

Northwest Missouri starting pitcher Spencer Hanson (1-0) worked the first seven innings for the win as he allowed the two earned runs off three hits with 11 strikeouts and just three walks.

The Bison play a three-game Great American Conference series on Friday and Saturday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. The two teams square off in a 2 p.m. single game on Friday and then battle in a noon doubleheader on Saturday.