March 1, 2014
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Mike Brosseau had five hits and three RBIs, Robby Enslen finished with four hits, four RBIs and four runs scored, while Jake Paulson threw seven innings in the nightcap, as the Oakland baseball team (4-3), swept New Mexico State (6-5) in a Saturday doubleheader, 14-11 and 7-3, at Presley Askew Field. Oakland closed the day with 21 runs and 30 hits.
"Our guys showed a lot of grit today," said coach John Musachio. "Winning both games of a doubleheader is extremely difficult, especially against a good team like New Mexico State. Offensively, and doubleheader where you have 30 hits and your bullpen does not allow a run, it's going to be a pretty good day."
In the opening game, Oakland used two big innings to take the 14-11 victory. In the third inning OU scored six runs led by a two-run double by Trent Drumheller and a two-RBI single by Enslen to lead 6-1. The Aggies tied the game at 8-8 until the Golden Grizzlies scored four runs in the seventh inning. Zach Sterry drove in two runs with a single to left field, while Drumheller and Spencer Marentette each hit RBI-singles.
OU added two runs in the top of the ninth inning as Trent Pell singled in a run to right field and later scored on a wild pitch.
Luke Scharich earned the win throwing 2.0 shutout innings, striking out five batters out of the bullpen. Logan Sparkman got the save throwing the final 1.1 innings and giving up one run. NMSU's Trey Higginbotham suffered the loss throwing 2.0 innings and giving up four runs on five hits.
Oakland ended the game with 14 runs on 18 hits and three errors. New Mexico State scored 11 runs on 10 hits and committed two errors.
In the nightcap, Oakland scored three runs in the opening inning led by a two-run double by Brosseau to left field. OU added another three runs in the third inning as Jake Morton and Jared Theisen each had RBI singles. The Golden Grizzlies added one more run in the seventh inning as Enslen drove in Drumheller with a single to left field.
Paulson earned his second win of the season throwing 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, one earned, and allowing only four hits. New Mexico State's Robert Kraft suffered the loss throwing 6.0 innings, allowing six runs, one earned, and allowing nine hits.
The Golden Grizzlies had seven runs on 12 hits and four errors, while the Aggies scored three runs on seven hits and committed four errors.
Oakland will go for the series sweep of New Mexico State on Sunday starting at 3:05 p.m. ET at Presley Askew Field.