Doug Self, Sports Information Director
BETHANY – SWOSU Baseball trailed Southern Nazarene in both games they played on Saturday, but battled overcame the deficits to earn 10-9 and 6-3 victories. The pair of wins gives the Bulldogs their third GAC series sweep of the season.
The Dawgs (19-14, 13-8 GAC) will host Science & Arts (USAO) on Tuesday, April 3 before bringing in Oklahoma Baptist next weekend for more conference action.
SWOSU 10, SNU 9
After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, SWOSU found themselves trailing 4-1 after the first third of the game. It wasn’t until the middle portion of the contest that the Bulldogs got the offense rolling.
From innings four until eight, the Dawgs tacked on runs in consecutive frames which included home runs from Brooks Benson and Chase Duncan – both two RBI dingers.
The lead changed hands a pair of times and after six complete innings, the two were tied at 7-7.
In the seventh, Alex Pimentel tripled and scored on a wild pitch to give SWOSU the lead back one last time. SWOSU then added a pair of runs the following inning off of the bat of Duncan.
SNU made things interesting in the final two innings by scoring single runs, but the Bulldogs managed to hang on and claim the victory.
Brendan Peitsmeyer got the start on the mound and went 4.1 innings and allowed nine hits and six runs before giving way to Brant Millerborg who threw 2.2 innings in relief and earned the decision for his first victory of the season.
Robert Perea and Marion McLean both notched a pair of hits to lead the lineup.
SWOSU 6, SNU 3
Similar to game one, the Crimson Storm led SWOSU 3-0 early before the Bulldogs erased the deficit. Trailing in the fourth inning, Peyton Maddox delivered a two-run home run to cut the deficit to one run before Pimentel knotted the game up with an RBI single that scored Duncan who tripled.
Tyler Tuck bowed his neck on the mound and kept the Crimson Storm scoreless the rest of the way, while Pimentel came through again – this time in the sixth inning.
With the game tied, Pimentel drove a ball to center field and over the fence for a three-run home run that gave SWOSU their first and only lead of the game. The hit proved to be the game-winning blast and one of four RBIs for Pimentel in the game.
Tuck (W, 1-3) threw all 7.0 innings and struck out seven hitters in the process while walking just one. Pimentel finished a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, while Bryan Miranda added a 2-for-4 performance himself.