April 2008 News Articles

OBU Loses Upset Bid to Lubbock Christian, 7-6

April 30, 2008—Lubbock Christian rallied from six runs down, scoring four times in the eighth and ninth innings to avoid an upset at the hand of Oklahoma Baptist, 7-6, in the winners bracket of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament in Plainview, Texas, Friday. Adam Garner held the top-ranked Chaps to two…

Bison Rally Past Rogers State

April 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist used a seven-run seventh inning to pull out a 10-5 win over Rogers State in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday in Plainview, Texas. Josh Palmer (4-3) allowed three runs in the first two innings and then settled in to give the Bison a chance.…

Lady Bison Sixth at Regional

April 29, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist took sixth in the NAIA Region VI Women's Golf Tournament Tuesday, finishing with a two-round 746. Molly Moore was 12th, leading the Lady Bison with an 86 and a 79 for 165. Laura Cummins was 29th with a pair of 92s for 184.Cierra Boone was 32nd, shooting a 97 and a 93 for 190.…

Bison Open SAC Tourney with Rogers State

April 28, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist begins Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament action Tuesday, taking on Rogers State University in a 4 p.m. contest at Wilder Field in Plainview, Texas. OBU is the fifth seed, while Rogers State is the fourth seed in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The teams tied…

Hurn Named Pitcher of the Week

April 28, 2008—Three baseball players from three different schools earned Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for April 21-27. Doug Hurn of Oklahoma Baptist and Trevor Stringer of Wayland Baptist are co-Pitchers of the Week, while Blake Kelley of Rogers State is the Player of the…

Bisonettes Present “A Circle of Celebration” April 29

April 27, 2008—Creating a musical "Circle of Celebration," Oklahoma Baptist University's Bisonette Glee Club will present its spring concert Tuesday, April 29, on the OBU campus. The 38-member auditioned women's chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium on the lower level of OBU's Raley…

Bison Complete Sweep of Cavaliers

April 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist celebrated Senior Day with some clutch senior performances in a 4-2 Sooner Athletic Conference baseball win over St. Gregory's Saturday. Senior Doug Hurn (6-2) got the start for the Bison and struck out a career-high 11, giving him the highest single-game strikeout total for…

OBU Collects Seven Drake Relays Wins

April 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist claimed seven Drake Relays event titles, completing the four-day event with the best Drake performances in school history. Last year's six event wins was the best heading into this season.The biggest meet belonged to Sherene Pinnock, who claimed first place in the women's 400…

Two More Added to Field from OU Meet

April 26, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist had a couple of qualifying times and added two B standard entrants for the NAIA Meet with performances at the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Open. Bradley Jimerson met the B standard in the men's 400 with the NAIA's 16th-best time, a 48.66, taking eighth place.Brock Stoltzfus…

Bison Pepper Cavaliers, 14-4

April 25, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist peppered St. Gregory's for a 14-4, seven-inning, run-rule win Friday at Bison Field. Keith Johnson led the charge with four RBI and the Cavaliers allowed nine unearned runs along the way.The Cavaliers drew first blood, scoring on an RBI single by Cory Underhill in the first…

Bison Rally in Ninth to Down SGU

April 24, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist scored five times in the ninth, taking its first lead in a 10-6 victory over St. Gregory's Thursday at Bison Field. Due to rain and damage caused by high winds, SGU was unable to host the game and was the home team on the scoreboard Thursday. OBU will host all three games of…

Lady Cavs Take Two from OBU

April 24, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dropped a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference softball games at St. Gregory's Thursday, 5-2 and 6-1. OBU didn't lead in either game.The Lady Bison scored in the first game with an RBI single by Alyssa Henkes in the second and on a run-scoring error off the bat of Vanessa…

OBU Adds Holliday’s Jones

April 24, 2008—Nichole Jones, the 2007 Texas State runner-up in the 800 meters, has signed to run for Oklahoma Baptist University next season. Jones, a senior at Holliday High School, is the daughter of Brenda and Donny Jones.She has qualified for the regionals in the 800 meters all four years of her high…

Bethel’s Washburn Signs with OBU

April 23, 2008—Bethel High School senior Ashlee Washburn has signed to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2008-09 school year. Washburn, a catcher and outfielder, is the daughter of Christy and Dean Washburn."Ashlee and OBU are a good fit," said Lady Bison coach Pam Fink. "She's a…

Bison Rally Past Bacone

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist scored seven times in the ninth to pick up a 12-5 win at Bacone Monday after getting almost an entire game of scoreless relief pitching. 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…

Bison Sweep Texas College

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University took a pair of games from Texas College Tuesday, sweeping the Steers 16-5 and 7-1. Derek Edwards picked up the win in the opener, retiring the first nine hitters in order before surrendering the shutout in the fourth.OBU jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the…

Men’s Golf Season Ends at Regional

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison golf team ended its season with a ninth-place finish in the NAIA Region VI Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday. The Bison shot a three-round 921 and had a top-10 golfer in Alex Hamilton.Hamilton shot rounds of 72, 73 and 73 to finish ninth at 218.Mark…

OBU Splits with Northwestern

April 22, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist and Northwestern split a couple of games that featured dramatic last innings. Northwestern won the opener 7-2 in eight innings and the Lady Bison took the second with a four-run seventh, 9-8. OBU lost the opener in heartbreaking fashion in eight innings. Northwestern's Tanya…

Collazo Breaks RBI Record in Loss

April 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University junior first baseman Josh Collazo tied the school single season home run record and broke the RBI record in a 7-3 loss to Oklahoma City Saturday. OCU swept the doubleheader with an 8-3 win in the nightcap.Collazo, who hails from Tampa, Fla., doubled home Kyle Cooper…

Dickerson Breaks RBI Record in Win Against SNU

April 19, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University sophomore Kaley Dickerson broke the school single season RBI record with a two-run double in her last at bat of a 6-2 win over Southern Nazarene Saturday. Dickerson, an outfielder from Carrollton, Texas, eclipsed the record of Rori Logan, who drove in 47 in 1981.…

Lady Bison Take Second in Region

April 19, 2008—Southern Nazarene won the women's Region VI Tennis Championship Saturday, finishing a sweep of the tournament with a 7-2 win over Oklahoma Christian at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The win puts SNU in the national tournament.Oklahoma Baptist defeated John Brown Saturday, 9-0, to…

OBU Sweeps SAC Track Meet

April 19, 2008—The first Sooner Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships held on Oklahoma Baptist University's new track was an overwhelming success for the hosts, who captured the team titles in both the men's and women's events. OBU coach Ford Mastin was named SAC Coach of the Year for both the…

Bison, Lady Bison Second in Regional

April 18, 2008—The Oklahoma Christian University men's tennis team claimed the NAIA Region VI title and Southern Nazarene University sits in the driver's seat on the women's side after Friday's action at Oklahoma Baptist University. Oklahoma Christian swept the entire day with 9-0 wins over both John Brown…

Bison Rally Comes up Short at OCU, 3-2

April 18, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's ninth-inning rally fell a run shy at fourth-ranked Oklahoma City, resulting in a 3-2 Bison loss Friday. The Stars scored three runs on eight hits but didn't break a scoreless tie until the fifth inning when Garret Reagan came up with an RBI single off starter Josh…

Art Student Explores the Beauty of Nature

April 17, 2008—Beauty found in nature is the focus of Susanna Green's senior art show, currently on display in the OBU Art Building gallery. The show opened Saturday, April 19, with an evening gallery reception and will run through May 3.Green said the exhibition, "Naked as We Came," is inspired by both…

Lady Bison Split at Bacone

April 17, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist and Bacone run-ruled each other in a doubleheader split Thursday with OBU losing the opener 16-2 before shutting out the Warriors 14-0. The Lady Bison got their only runs of the opener on an RBI single in the second inning by Bobbi Day and a solo home run in the fifth by Jayme…

SAC Track Championships Set for Saturday

April 17, 2008—The Sooner Athletic Conference Track Meet, featuring some of the best athletes in the NAIA, hits the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday. The SAC Track Meet features some of the best athletes in the NAIA. Oklahoma Baptist has won national indoor and outdoor titles three times since…

Tennis Regional Set for Friday, Saturday

April 17, 2008—Hoping to prolong the season and get to the national tournament, Oklahoma Baptist will be battling Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene and John Brown for a women's regional championship and taking on OC and JBU for a men's title, beginning Friday. Twelfth-ranked Southern Nazarene is the…

A Memorable Business Endeavor

April 16, 2008—Creating and selling t-shirts at Oklahoma Baptist University is not unusual. Students sell t-shirts for organizations, events, intramurals, and any other reason they find. However, for eight people creating and selling a t-shirt became a business endeavor beyond the OBU t-shirt…

OBU Out and About

April 16, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist University Admissions team shows dedication to students through campus visits, phone calls and tours throughout the year. Taking it a step further, the admissions team provides the student with something each one views as essential in life: t-shirts. "It's a good way to…

Bison Sweep Northwood

April 15, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist pummeled Northwood 6-1 and 17-2 in non-conference baseball action Tuesday. OBU got a home run and two RBI from Josh Collazo in the first game, leaving him one home run and one RBI shy of tying the school record for single season totals in each category.He now has 17 home runs,…

Garner Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

April 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University's Adam Garner was today named Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 7-13. Garner, a senior from Toronto, Ont., won both his starts on the week, besting Oklahoma Christian and Southern Nazarene. He struck out 11 batters in 13 innings and had a 2.77…

Music Made A Difference

April 14, 2008—From a childhood of uncertainty, Joel Engle has established a solid career. The 1990 Oklahoma Baptist University graduate led OBU students in worship and shared his testimony as part of OBU's Stepping Stones Chapel series.Engle who grew up in San Francisco never knew his father, and his mother…

OBU-SCO To Perform April 15

April 14, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist University-Shawnee Community Orchestra's Seventh Season Spring Concert will be Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm in OBU's Raley Chapel. Highlighting the program will be the music of Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, master of the miniatures, French composer, Georges Bizet, and…

OBU Takes Three of Four Over Weekend

April 14, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist took three of four matches from Southeastern and East Central Firday and Saturday. The Bison knocked off Southeastern and East Central by 5-4 counts while the Lady Bison dropped Southeastern 5-4, but lost to East Central 6-3.Peter McCorkle had an undefeated weekend for the…

Preparing the Team for Victory

April 14, 2008—Carissa Nelson-Burk's on-campus job requires her to play with tape, gauze and ice. That allows other students to play as well; on the court, that is.  Nelson-Burk works as an Oklahoma Baptist University athletic trainer. Taping and providing training and therapy for OBU athletes lets the…

LCU Sweeps Lady Bison

April 13, 2008—Third-ranked Lubbock Christian scored a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference softball wins at Oklahoma Baptist Sunday, 6-0 and 10-2. Marissa Gonzalez fanned 13 batters and scattered three hits in the shutout of OBU in the opener. Jami Pate had two singles and Brooke Stevens singled for the Lady…

Bison Split at SNU

April 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist split a pair of 6-2 games at Southern Nazarene Saturday, giving the Bison the series, two games to one. OBU won the Saturday opener, while SNU captured the nightcap.In the opener, SNU carried a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, but the Bison erupted for four runs on four hits…

Lady Bison Split at Northwestern

April 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist split two games in Alva with Northwestern Oklahoma State, lsoing the opener 8-5 before claiming the second game 6-3. Jami Pate singled and eventually scored on a passed ball in the top of the first inning of the first game, but the Lady Rangers scored three in the bottom of…

OBU Qualifies Three More

April 12, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist added three new national track qualifiers and improved several qualifying times at the North Texas Classic Friday.  OBU hit 16 qualifying marks in the meet but the only new additions were Justin Duncan, Durrell Williams and Brianna Shippy.Duncan and Williams went first…

Collazo Drives in Seven in 14-13 OBU Win

April 11, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist slugger Josh Collazo hit two two-run homers and had a three-run double and it almost wasn't enough as the Bison rallied to a 14-13 win over Southern Nazarene Saturday. Collazo, a junior from Tampa, Fla., was three for four with two walks and Billy Thomas, a junior from…

Bison Add Steinmetz

April 10, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University has added 6-6 Seminole State College guard Garrett Steinmetz to the men's basketball roster for the 2008-09 season. Steinmetz was MVP of the 2005 State Tournament for Fort Cobb-Broxton and led the team back to the finals in 2006. He made All-State in 2006 and played…

Bison Back in NAIA Top 25

April 9, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist is back in the NAIA Top 25 baseball ranking. The Bison, now at 30-8 this season, pulled into the No. 25 slot this week, having won 14 of their last 16 games.It is the second time OBU has been ranked this season. After not being ranked in the preseason poll, OBU opened the…

OBU Qualifies Nine More for NAIA Meet

April 8, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist hit 16 qualifying marks, including nine new "A" standard national qualifiers at the Emporia State Track Meet Saturday. The men's 400 hurdles was the gold mine for OBU, as four Bison qualified for the first time this season, led by winner Ross Harlan, who turned in the best…

OC Sweeps OBU Netters

April 8, 2008—Oklahoma Christian made it a season sweep of OBU in men's tennis and a split in women's tennis by taking both matches Saturday, 7-2 in men's and 5-4 in women's action. Gustavo Schaefer was the bright spot for the Oklahoma Baptist men's team, taking his No. 4 singles match over Adalid Martinez,…

OCU Takes Two from Lady Bison

April 8, 2008—Oklahoma City took a pair from the Oklahoma Baptist softball team Tuesday, 7-3 and 4-0. In the first game, OBU fell behind 2-0 before tying the game in the third inning when Jayme Boyer and Kaley Dickerson scored on a two-run double by Brooke Stevens.The Stars piled on four runs in the top of…

Richards Wins Bison Invitational

April 8, 2008—Mark Richards earned top medalist honors in the Bison Invitational at Shawnee Country Club Tuesday as the Oklahoma Baptist men finished second. Richards followed his one-under 70 on Monday with a 76 in dreary weather conditions Tuesday for a 146. That gave Richards, a senior from Choctaw, the…

Bison Complete Sweep of OC

April 7, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist banged out 20 hits in completing a three-game sweep of Oklahoma Christian Monday, 16-3, in Oklahoma City. The Bison won their 30th game of the season, improving to 30-8 overall and 14-7 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.OBU broke a scoreless tie in the second on a two-run…

Bison Lead Invitational After First Round

April 7, 2008—Fueled by Mark Richards' first round 70, Oklahoma Baptist leads the Bison Invitational after the opening round Monday by two strokes. Thirteen was a lucky number for the Bison, who had four of five golfers birdie the 13th hole.Richards birdied holes one, four and 13 to post the lone sub-par…

Armstrong Wins Three Events

April 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist University thrower John Armstrong won three events at the Ray Vaughn Track Classic at Oklahoma Christian Saturday. Armstrong, a sophomore from Lincoln, Calif., won the shot put with a heave of 41-8.75. He went on to win the discus with a throw of 137-4 and the hammer throw…

Bison Sweep Oklahoma Christian

April 5, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist swept Oklahoma Christian in an odd Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader that included a walk-off win and a runaway victory. The Bison won the opener 7-6 and a scored a run-rule victory in the nightcap, 15-5.OBU took the first game on a walk-off base hit to the left-center…

Lady Bison 10th at Bluebonnet

April 2, 2008—The Oklahoma Baptist women's golf team placed 10th in the 2008 Bluebonnet Classic Tuesday in Texas. OBU shot a team 743 over two rounds, finishing 134 strokes behind winner Oklahoma City.Cierra Boone was 28th to lead OBU, shooting an 89 and an 87 for 176. Molly Moore was 35th at 180, shooting…

Rogers State Sweeps OBU

April 1, 2008—Oklahoma Baptist dropped a pair of three-run games at No.10 Rogers State Tuesday evening, 3-0 and 5-2. Kelli Dunagan blanked OBU on six hits in the opener, including a double by Sonya Beach. Beach took the loss, allowing no earned runs on five hits.OBU fell behind 2-0 in the second game before…

Unity Through Service

April 1, 2008—Some people cringe at the thought of needles, blood and cadavers. To members of Oklahoma Baptist University's Student Nurses Association, the words represent a career they desire and love. The SNA at Oklahoma Baptist University gives nursing students from every class a connection to other…

University Unveils Centennial Logo

April 1, 2008—Looking to the future while celebrating the past, OBU will commemorate its Centennial Year during the 2009-2010 academic year. The University's centennial committee recently unveiled the Centennial Logo, which incorporates the centennial theme, Proudly Stand On Bison Hill: The First 100…