MIAMI — Losing three out of four games over a three-day span, the No. 9 ranked Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen play a non-conference nine-inning game at 2 p.m. Tuesday against No. 5 Crowder College at Homa Thomas Field.
After splitting two games Thursday on NEO’s diamond— Seminole won 7-6 and NEO posted an 11-7 win in the nightcap — on Saturday the Trojans won 11-1 in six innings and 5-2 at the Trojans home park.
With the losses. the Golden Norse are 1-3 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference and 27-7 overall. The Trojans are 3-1 in the OCAC and 26-9 on the year.
The Trojans touched NEO starter Oscar Gonzalez (3-2) for a run in the top of the first inning Saturday. After Gunner Halter grounded out, Jonathon Lacroix (8) drilled a 3-2 pitch over the left-field fence for the first run of the game.
Three consecutive singles by Dustin Bolin, Halter and Lacroix started a six-run outburst by Seminole in the top of the third inning. Bolin scored on Lacroix’s RBI single.
Landon Kimbro grounded into a fielder’s choice as Halter went to third and Lacroix to second. After Dalton Reed was hit-by-a-pitch, Halter scored on a fielding error by NEO pitcher Gonzalez on a ball hit by Dalton Reed.
Braydon Daniel reached on a safety bunt as Lacroix is tagged out at home. Deshaun Lookout walked to fill the bases as Reed scored.
Hudson Hopkins was hit by a pitch to fill the bases before Sebastian Toro doubled to right. clearing the bases for a 7-0 Seminole margin.
Hunter King replaced Gonzalez two outs in the third inning and worked the final 2.1 innings allowing four runs on four hits.
NEO’s lone run came in the bottom of the fourth inning off Trojan starter Jesus Gamez (2-1).
Pinch hitter Korey Wilson drilled a double to left-center. After Bryson Lierle struck out, Hayden Hall singled with Wilson holding at third base.
Carter Nelson reached on a fielder’s choice as Wilson scored for a 7-1 deficit.
Hudson Hopkins doubled to start a three-run top of the fifth for Seminole. Toro bunts for a sacrifice as Hopkins goes to third. Bolin collected the RBI with a single as Hopkins scored. Halter singled and Lacroix walked to load the bases.
Kimbro hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring Bolin before Reed doubled scoring Lacroix for a 10-1 Seminole advantage.
A walk to Hopkins and singles by Toro and Halter ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Reed Fell led the seven-hit Norse attack with three singles along with a double by Wilson and singles by Hunter Southerland, Lierle and Hall.
Seminole 5, NEO 2
Snapping a 1-1 tie with three runs in the top of the second inning off NEO starter Chase Burgess (2-1), Seminole won 5-2 in the second game.
Back-to-back singles by Halter and Lacroix started the nightcap for the Trojans. After a fielder’s choice by Kimbro, Reed singled scoring Halter for a brief 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the bottom of the first for NEO, Southerland walked. After Riley Keizor walked, both runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Hall drew a walk to fill the bases.
Southerland crossed the plate on a wild pitch with Troy Gagan at bat to create a 1-1 tie.
Seminole scored three runs in the top of the second inning on a one-out walk by Tre Obregon, a walk to Bolin and a single to fill the bases by Halter. Obregon scored on a wild pitch before Lacroix doubled scoring both Bolin and Halter for a 4-1 margin.
A double by Bolin and a RBI single by Lacroix gave the Trojans a 5-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
Gagan singled to start the bottom of the fourth for the Golden Norse. Clay Richards reached on a fielding error by Lookout at third base. Both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Wilson.
Marque Luster grounds out to shortstop as Gagan scored to give the Golden Norsemen a 5-2 deficit.
Brad Verel pitched the first six innings limiting NEO to single by Gagan and Luster. Halter retired five batters in relief.