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#3 ranked NOC Mavs baseball team split with Hesston in season opener

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The #3 Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks split a pair of games with Hesston (KS) Tuesday at NOC.

  NOC (1-1) won the first game 8-2 and lost the night cap 10-9.

  “Walks were a problem for our pitching staff all day and it caught up to us in game 2.,” said coach Ryan Bay.  “There will be some growing pains the early part of this season but I’ve got confidence that our guys will make the necessary adjustments for this weekend series against DMACC.”

Game 1

  NOC scored eight runs the first three innings and six Maverick pitchers allowed just two runs on two hits in an 8-2 win over Hesston.

  Bryant Bailey homered and drove in two runs while Josh Bumgarner had a double and three runs batted in for the Mavs.  Bo Charboneau also had two rbi’s for the Mavs.

Jacob Ellis, Chase DeFillippo, Jackie Robinson, Brysen Williams, and Kirby Lohrengal each tossed one inning while Luke Livian pitched two.  Mavs’ pitchers struck out 10 and walked nine allowing just two hits.

  The Mavs plated five runs in the first and led 5-2 before scoring three unanswered runs in the second and third innings.

Game 2

  In Game 2, the Mavs trailed early 5-1 and then rallied to take a 6-5 lead in the 5th.

  Hesston then answered with five runs in the 6th and held for the 10-9 win.  The Mavs had the tying and go-ahead runs on when the final out was made.

  Bailey, Zach Goodwin, and Matthew Minion had two hits each. Geovanni Bernard had a double and three runs batted in.  Priest also had a double and two runs batted in.

  Blake Hubbard was the starter followed by David Carr, Zach Stephenson, Dylan Hamilton, Gabriel Subirats, Carter Hines, and Josh Bumgarner.  Mavs’ hurlers fanned 10 and walked 11 in Game 2.

  The Mavs host Des Moines Area Community College for doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.

Game 1

Mavs 8, Hesston 2

                 123 456 7—R     H     E

Hesston  020 000 0—2      2      1

Mavs       512 000 x—8      7      3

Mavs—Ellis, DeFillippo (2), Robinson (3), Livian (4), Williams (6), Lohrengal (7) and Priest.  2B—Bumgarner, Rose.  HR—Bailey.  SB—Bailey, Charboneau.  W—Livian (1-0)

Game 2

                 123 456 7—R   H   E

Hesston  200 035 0—10   6   3

Mavs       010 053 0–  9     9   0

Mavs—Hubbard, Carr (1) Stephenson (3), Hamilton (5), Subirats (6), Hines (6), Bumgarner (7) and Priest.  2B—Bailey, Blackshaw, Priest, Shank.  SB—Bailey, Goodson, Goodwin.  L–Subirats

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .