Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bronchos Swing Into Second

Alexander Hughes shot off a one-under-par 71 round to roll with the pack and take Central Oklahoma into second place after the second day of playin the MIAA Men's Golf Championships Tuesday.
The Bronchos are the defending champions and are lead by head coach Josh Fosdick. They took ten strokes off their 1st round score at 292 and are at a 594 overall count after 36 holes. They are playing at the 7,081-yard, par-72 Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.The Bronchos are only 1 stroke behind the leader being Central Missouri. Lindenwood is in third at 597.

Bronchos are doing well for an 11 team field and hope to defend their title. 
The final round of play starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The winner is awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney

Baseball Breakdown

The Bronchos baseball team lost 5-2 to Northwest Missouri in the final game of its final MIAA series Sunday afternoon.

The Bronchos lead 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth as they were approaching their second of three wins from the Bearcats. But after a huge rally of three runs in the fifth, UCO couldn't wake the bats up once more. 

The Bronchos are 23-17-1 on the season and 13-15 in the MIAA. UCO has seven games left on the schedule. 

UCO plays at Northeastern State on Tuesday before a long three game weekend against Washburn and Nebraska-Kearney to end the year. 

Chos Chasing a Championship

Ashleigh Tramel rocketed a banger in the seventh inning of the first game to break a defensively dominated game and launched Central Oklahoma to a grueling 1-0 first-game victory over Pitt-State. 

 The No. 22-ranked Bronchos acquired the MIAA regular season championship for the first time since 2013

UCO came back from a 1-0 deficit in the second game and defeated Pitt-State to sweep them in the series and completed a perfect weekend of 4-0. The Bronchos finished the regular season 43-9 overall. 

The ladies play again Thursday in the MIAA Post-season Tournament at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City. Number 1 seeded UCO will face the eighth seeded Emporia State at 5 p.m. in the first round.

The tournament will continue in to Saturday where the winner will get a one way ticket to the NCAA National Championship tournament.