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Bison Take Two from Hastings

March 21, 2005

The Bison won the opener on the strength of a Felix Peguero grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and then cruised in a run-rule nightcap.

In the opener, OBU broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run double by Peguero and a RBI fielders choice by Danny Guidry.

The Broncos cut the lead to 3-1 in the third, but the Bison answered in their half of the frame with a two-run home run by Guidry for a 5-1 lead.

Hastings posted seven runs off three Bison pitchers over the next three innings with the biggest blow being a Ky Kouzmanoff three-run home run off Chad Rhoades to give HC an 8-5 lead in the top of the sixth.

In the bottom of the sixth, Rett Terrell led off with a single, Daniel Haye walked and with two outs, Nick Bakich was hit by a pitch to fill the bases. Peguero took Josh Land's 3-1 pitch over the right field wall to give the lead back to the Bison for good.

Rhoades struck out all three Hastings batters in the top of the seventh to improve his record to 2-1 on the season.

Peguero was three-for-four with six RBI in the game, while Guidry had two hits and two RBI to lead OBU's eight-hit attack.

There was little drama in the second game after OBU hung seven first-inning runs on Josh Arens.

Frank Ibarra led off the inning with a double. Nick Bakich walked and both runners scored on Peguero's single to right, with Bakich coming around on an error in the outfield. Guidry was hit by a pitch and Adam Dalby walked to load the bases. Terrell's flare single to left gave OBU a 3-0 lead. Two more runs scored on a passed ball and a wild pitch before Ibarra plated two runs on his second double of the inning.

The Bison made it 8-0 in the second on a solo home run by Peguero, who picked up his eighth RBI of the double header.

The last three runs crossed in the third with an RBI single by Ibarra and a two-run single by Guidry.

Jason Stark picked up the five-inning shutout win, allowing three hits while picking up seven strikeouts to improve to 1-0 on the season.

Ibarra finished with three hits, while Peguero and Terrell had two each. The Bison had nine hits in the game.

OBU will play Midland Lutheran Tuesday in a 1 p.m. doubleheader before resuming Sooner Athletic Conference action Thursday at Oklahoma City University.