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Wood, Cookson pace Oran in upset win over Bulldogs

Thursday, May 2, 2002

ORAN -- Oran's baseball team posted an impressive victory on Wednesday, beating SEMO Conference heavyweight Notre Dame 6-4.

Ryne Wood threw a seven-inning gem, allowing Notre Dame's potent lineup just four hits and one walk. He took six batters down via strikeout.

With two outs in the first inning, Tyler Cookson gave Oran a 1-0 lead with an RBI single. Notre Dame's Dustin Tatum answered in the second, blasting a two-run homer.

Oran (10-4) retook the lead with five runs in the bottom of the inning and never gave it back.

The Bulldogs (11-3) did make things interesting though with no outs and the bases loaded in the seventh.

Oran catcher Nathan Seyer was able to gun one runner down on an attempted steal, Wood got Wencewicz to pop out, then Wood struck out Dustin Klipfel to end the game.

Cookson finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Nathan Seyer, Wood, Joey Bickings, Trey Graviett and Matt Seyer also contributed hits.

Notre Dame's Blake Urhahn was charged with the loss. In five innings of work, he allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Jeff Brosey came on in relief and threw the final two frames for the Bulldogs.

Tatum paced Notre Dame's offense, batting 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Wayne Essner and Kyle Dively also had hits.

Oran was originally scheduled to play Leopold, but the Wildcats scratched at the last minute. Notre Dame's scheduled game with Sikeston on Wednesday was canceled due to field conditions, allowing Oran to pick up Notre Dame.

Oran will travel to Leopold today for a 3 p.m. game.