Bison Rally Past Bacone

April 22, 2008


Doug Hurn and Jordan McCavitt combined for 8.1 innings of scoreless relief work after the Bison had fallen behind 5-2 in the first inning.

OBU had scored twice in the first when two runs came in on a fielders choice by Chris Chambers.

The Bison cut the lead to 5-3 in the fourth when Eric Neff scored on a wild pitch and got the margin down to one run in the sixth on an RBI single by Mason Reilly.

Josh Collazo doubled and scored the tying run on a two-out base hit by Chambers in the top of the eighth.

OBU's seven-run ninth started meekly with a Keith Johnson single sandwiched between two fly outs. The Bison then collected six consecutive singles by Billy Thomas, Kyle Cooper, Collazo, Reilly, Chambers and Frank Avilla, with Cooper, Collazo and Reilly all driving in one run and Avilla driving in two.

Two other runs scored on errors.

Avilla and Cooper had three hits each, while Thomas, Collazo, Reilly, Chambers, Christian Ruiz and Johnson had two each in OBU's 19-hit game. Every starting position player had at least one hit.

McCavitt (7-1) picked up the win.

Now 35-12, OBU hosts Texas College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader in Shawnee Tuesday to end the non-conference schedule.