FHSU Sports Information Department
EDMOND, Okla. – Offense was difficult to come by for the Fort Hays State baseball team in a 10-0 loss to Central Oklahoma Friday afternoon (March 3) at Wendell Simmons Field. The Tigers managed six singles in the loss, advancing a runner into scoring position just three times.
The Tigers dip to 6-9 this season and 0-4 in the MIAA after their sixth-straight loss while the Bronchos move to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in the league.
UCO starter Holden Capps was the story of the game, holding the Tigers to six hits in a seven-inning complete game, walking three and striking out nine. The Broncho offense backed him up with an eight-run eruption in the second inning, highlighted by a grand slam.
The Tigers had baserunners in all seven innings, but went 1-for-13 with runners on. Cody Starkel singled twice, picking up the lone base knock with a bag occupied. Ty Redington and Nick Hammeke each reached twice with a single and a walk. Jake Lanferman was the only Tiger to touch third base, reaching on an infield single in the fourth before moving up two bases on a passed ball and a groundout. Capps stranded him 90 feet away by striking out the next two Tigers.
Ben Ramberg (0-3) took the loss after allowing eight hits and issuing four walks, leading to nine earned runs. He also recorded four strikeouts. Austin Weiser came on in relief, giving up one run on three hits while picking up two punch-outs.
The teams will meet up again Saturday (March 4) with a 2 p.m. first pitch.