OKLAHOMA CITY (April 26, 2013) – Southern Nazarene left-hander Matt Berry threw a four-hitter, outdueling Oklahoma Christian’s Cale Coshow and Chris Burgess, and SNU beat OC 1-0 on a damp, cool Friday night at Dobson Field.
SNU (18-25) parlayed a pair of fourth-inning singles into the game’s only run. OC (22-19) hit three doubles, but the Eagles never advanced a runner past second base while getting shut out for the third time this baseball season.
Berry (4-9) struck out six and walked only one while recording his third complete game of the season. Coshow (3-3) was a tough-luck loser for the Eagles, as he struck out eight, walked one and allowed six hits (all singles) in seven innings. Burgess gave up only a single during his two-inning stint.
Zach Friesen led off the fourth inning for the Crimson Storm with a bunt single. Chance San Miguel followed with a bad-hop single that bounded over OC first baseman Blake Stringer’s head and into right field, allowing Friesen to advance to third base. Nate Saquilon hit into a double play, with Friesen scoring.
OC had three good chances to score. Stringer led off the second with a double down the left-field line, but a groundout, a foul popup and another groundout kept him at second base. In the fifth, Caden Cleveland doubled to left field with one out, but was stranded there after two groundouts.
OC’s Dillon Andrews doubled to right field with two outs in the sixth, but Stringer followed with a groundout.
The Eagles and Crimson Storm are scheduled to play a doubleheader at SNU on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.