Bison win two, lose two last week

By Jared L’ Atorre, Contributing Writer

The Bison finished off Henderson State with a win February 26 and went one and two in three-game series with Southern Arkansas March 2 and March 3.

In their final game against Henderson State in the series, the Bison found themselves victorious, 3-6.

OBU came out strong with three runs in the first inning. After that, they never looked back. Senior pitcher Mychal Yarbor pitched extremely well with no runs scored against him.

The Reddies scored three unanswered runs in the eighth inning, but there was not enough juice in the tank for them.

Yarbor picked up his first win of the season by three runs, and OBU enjoyed a victory for the 10th time this season.

In their first game of the double-header March 2, Southern Arkansas got off to an early lead by scoring on an unearned run (balk) in the first inning.

In the same inning, senior outfielder Brett Burghammer answered back by homering to tie the game.

It was a spark for the Bison, but it was short-lived as the Muleriders were able to score on two home runs in the second, and fifth innings.

Burghammer answered back with an RBI groundout, but it was not enough for the Bison as they fell five to two in the first game.

In their second game of the doubleheader, both teams played outstanding on the mound with the Bison scoring the only run of the game.

Junior first baseman PJ Harris scored the only run of the game on a home run in the second inning.

Senior pitcher Zach Fowler had a spectacular game on the mound by earning 12 strikeouts.

Fowler got his third win of the season and contributed massively to splitting the doubleheader.

In their single game the next day, the Bison found themselves down five to nothing in the first inning of play.

Suddenly, they were down by as much as seven runs in the fifth inning.

The Bison answered back furiously. Senior outfielder Josh Timms hit a two-run homer to get them back in the ballgame.

Harris, Junior Garrett Mckee, and junior Brett Bloomfi eld all hit singles and earned RBI’s to score six consecutive runs, but it was not enough.

OBU fell nine to eight in that game. OBU will be looking to rebound from that loss when they face the University of Central Oklahoma at home Tuesday, March 6. The Bison will also play a three-game series on the road March 9 at 2 p.m. And finishing the next day, March 10 against the University of Arkansas at Monticello in Monticello, Arkansas

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