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Wonder Boys Take 2-of-3 From Rangers

Image of Game One: Tech 10, NWOSU 4 Arkansas Tech overcame a rocky beginning to defeat Northwestern Oklahoma State 10-4 in the series opener on Friday night. The Rangers scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but the Wonder Boys rallied behind three hits apiece from James Sharp and Zac Johnson and a fourth-inning grand slam by Drew Stanton. Ryan Taylor (6-3) started on the mound for Tech and allowed three runs on six hits over five innings. Ethan Crocker worked the final four innings for his third save of 2013. Game Two: Tech 10, NWOSU 9 Zac Johnson's two-run home run and Josh Johnson's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning helped Arkansas Tech earn a come-from-behind 10-9 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon. Cesar Abreu drove in what proved to be a valuable insurance run with a single later in the eighth inning and the Wonder Boys went to the ninth ahead 10-8. NWOSU's Camilo Baldelomar led off the top of the ninth with a triple and later scored to pull the Rangers within 10-9, but Arkansas Tech reliever Boone Weiss was able to induce a game-ending double play to preserve the victory for the Wonder Boys. It was Weiss' eighth save of the season. Zach Skelton (2-0) pitched one and one-third innings of spotless relief to earn the win. Game Three: NWOSU 5, Tech 2 Juan Natal's two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning and a complete-game pitching performance by Josh Swain allowed Northwestern Oklahoma State to top Arkansas Tech 5-2 in the series finale on Saturday afternoon. Natal's blast to right field broke a 2-2 tie. The Rangers tacked on an extra run on a Jonathan Freemyer RBI single later in the inning. That was more than enough for Swain (3-1), who retired the Wonder Boys in order in the bottom of the seventh to close it out. Swain allowed two runs on six hits while striking out two over seven innings.  ]]>