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Carr, Lopez homer to lift OC past Northwestern Oklahoma State

Markus Carr hit a three-run home run in OC's 11-5 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
Markus Carr hit a three-run home run in OC's 11-5 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 13, 2013) – Jordan Lopez and Markus Carr each hit a three-run home run and Brock Werdel allowed three runs in seven innings, leading Oklahoma Christian past Northwestern Oklahoma State 11-5 on Wednesday at Dobson Field.

Northwestern (9-10) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and the Rangers held the lead until Carr hit his homer in the bottom of the fourth off Grant Mason (1-2) to put the Eagles up 5-3.

OC (12-8) broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning against reliever Brad Drury. Garrett Stephenson delivered a two-run single before Lopez’s homer gave the Eagles a 10-3 lead.

Lopez finished 3-for-4 and scored three runs while Carr was 2-for-3 and scored once. Jerry Owen also had two hits for the Eagles.

Werdel (2-1) settled down after his first-inning struggled and allowed five hits while striking out eight with no walks.

The Eagles will host Heartland Conference rival Arkansas-Fort Smith on Thursday.