The East Central University baseball team will return home for one game after a seven-game road trip before hitting the road again for a three-game Great American Conference series. The Tigers hosted Oklahoma Christian yesterday at 2 p.m. at Tiger Field and will then travel to Bethany for a GAC series with Southern Nazarene, March 22-23.
Fans who can’t be at the game can find links to live stats, live video (if available) on ECUTigers.com. Go to the baseball schedule page.
Scouting Oklahoma Christian
The Eagles are 15-9 overall after splitting two games with the Tigers Saturday, March 16.
The Eagles have a .279 to .236 batting average advantage and a 93/66 runs scored lead on the season.
Dillon Andrews and Blake Stringer are the top producers at the plate. Andrews is hitting .391 on the year and has 25 hits and nine RBIs. Stringer has garnered 17 hits, 10 RBIs and a .327 average.
OC has three key pitchers that have been on the mound for more than 20 innings. Luke Sandoval is 3-0 on the season with 21 strikeouts. Tyler Sturges is 3-1 and has 21 strikeouts, while Cale Coshow is 1-2 with 23 strikeouts.
Against the Eagles
In the first two games of the series, both teams earned a win, with OC first earning a 0-5 win and then the Tigers claiming a 3-2 victory.
Senior Benny Woodard and junior Josh Lavender led ECU with .333 averages. Woodard tallied two hits and an RBI while Lavender had two hits, a double and two RBIs. Senior Gabriel Martinez picked up the win on the mound in game two. He had an ERA of 2.57 in the complete game and allowed five hits and two runs. Martinez held the Eagles to a .192 average and struck out eight batters.
Blake Stringer and Garrett Stephenson led OC at the plate. Stringer averaged .600 on three hits and two runs scored. Stephenson hit .400 with two doubles and 4 RBIs. Luke Sandoval threw a complete game and allowed three hits in the opening game.