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Baseball Takes Two from Newman

February 23, 2005

The Bison fell behind in the opener as Newman scored two runs, one earned off Tabor Woolard in the third inning an RBI single by Robert Wallinger and a sacrifice fly Dan Rudisill.

Woolard worked out of a fifth-inning jam with two runners in scoring position and one out by getting one of his eight strikeouts and a pop up.

The Bison bats responded in the bottom of the inning with a lead-off home run by Isaac Romero, followed by consecutive singles by Kip Keith, Frank Ibarra and Nick Bakich, ahead of a two-out, two-run double by Felix Peguero for a 3-2 Bison lead.

OBU added the final run on an RBI single by Aaron Dickson in sixth.

Woolard (2-1) pitched into the seventh before Chad Rhoades came on to get the last two outs with a runner aboard for his second save.

Danny Guidry had two hits to pace OBU*s eight-hit attack.

Chris Ryan (2-1) threw a complete-game shut out, allowing three hits with six strike outs and no walks. He worked out of a no-out bases loaded jam with a two strikeouts and a ground out.

OBU got sacrifice flies in the first and second innings by Adam Dalby and Nick Bakich to take a 2-0

lead. Ibarra drove home a third inning run on a ground out and Peguero did the same in the sixth.

OBU worked just three hits off side-arming right hander Patrick Allen with Peguero and Bakich rocketing triples and Dickson coming up with a single.

OBU, 8-2, will play Texas Wesleyan in a Friday-Saturday three-game set this weekend.