Lacy, Paul lead Eagles in 12-point win

Jake Baxter follows his hit against Southern Nazarene on April 5. Photo by Allyson Hazelrigg.

Jake Baxter follows his hit against Southern Nazarene on April 5. Photo by Allyson Hazelrigg.

Two home runs apiece by senior Kyle Lacy and junior Lane Paul, along with 18 hits, helped lead the Oklahoma Christian University baseball team to a 16-4 victory over Southern Nazarene University on Tuesday.

Along with their four home runs, Lacy and Paul drove in six runs apiece and Lacy added a triple. Ben McKenzie also contributed a solo homerun to the offensive effort.

“As a team, we did really well,” Paul said. “Our pitchers dominated along with our offense. In regards to the homeruns, it’s just something we did to help contribute to our team winning the game.”

Jared Price picked up the win for the Eagles on the mound, striking out five in his three innings of work. Tanner Foster, Joe Dell Williams, Dylon Sturges and Garrett Hill relieved him.

SNU scored a total of four runs in the first two innings, but didn’t cross the plate for the remainder of the game. The Eagles scored five runs in the second inning, three in the fourth, two in the sixth and six in the eighth.

Offensively, Jared Sterling hit 2-3 at the plate with two runs scored, Zac Cobble claimed 2-4 and Jake Baxter connected with 2-5 and scored two runs.

The game was called after eight innings due to a run rule.

The Eagles will resume conference play as they travel to the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Friday to take on the Aggies at 1 and 3 p.m.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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