The Eagles baseball team swept its opening weekend against Texas A&M–Kingsville and celebrated Head Coach Lonny Cobble’s 100th win at Oklahoma Christian University.
Cobble achieved his 100th victory on Friday afternoon when the Eagles beat the Javelinas 4-3. This is an additional milestone in his record book alongside his 500-plus wins at Sante Fe High School.
“It’s a cool milestone to share and it was fun because I’ve had my son on my team when we won 500 at Sante Fe, he’s on the team when I win my first 100 at OC,” Cobble said. “I had three other players – Dillon Sturges, Kyle Lacy and Austin Peck – all those guys, Sante Fe kids, played with me that were also on the team that won the 500 and now the 100 here so that’s cool to have those guys around.”
TAMK started off the game with a single RBI in the first inning. Oklahoma Christian recorded its first run in the third when Jake Baxter scored on a balk, followed by the Javelinas hitting a homer for two RBI.
With bases loading in the ninth inning, Dillon Fazekas knocked a double into left center field and brought all three men home, sealing the Eagles’ victory.
Oklahoma Christian continued to dominate the field during Saturday’s doubleheader.
Ben McKenzie scored Oklahoma Christian’s first run in the second inning, followed by Alex Polston in the third. The Javelinas tied the game with two runs of their own but the Eagles regained control, recording an additional six runs by the eighth inning, while their opponent failed to retaliate.
Zac Cobble scored the team’s final run on a wild pitch and ended the game 8-2.
Saturday’s second game consisted of both teams trading the lead until the seventh inning, when Derek Jones scored on another wild pitch and broke the 4-4 tie. Oklahoma Christian took away a 5-4 win to sweep the three-game series.
The Eagles will play Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.