Okla. St.-Pine Bluff game canceled due to weather
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A college baseball game between Oklahoma State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff has been canceled because of rainy weather in Stillwater.
The Cowboys (29-23) and the Golden Lions (18-31) were scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say the game won't be rescheduled.
Oklahoma State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14-3 Tuesday night.
The Cowboys will finish their regular season with a 3-game series against Baylor in Waco, Texas, over the weekend. They must win all three games to qualify for the Big 12 baseball championship in Oklahoma City.
Hogs look to end 4-game skid
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Arkansas baseball team will try to snap a 4-game losing streak when it begins its final regular-season series of the season Thursday night at Vanderbilt.
The Razorbacks were swept in a 3-game series by South Carolina, then lost to Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
Arkansas enters the 3-game series tied for second with Mississippi in the SEC West, a game behind Auburn.
Ole Miss and Auburn play each other Thursday.
Naturals win; Travs lose
(AP) - The Northwest Arkansas Naturals look to sweep a home series against Tulsa on Thursday night after shutting out the Drillers in 2 of the first three games.
The Naturals needed only one run to win 1-0 after a rain delay Wednesday. Chris McConnell tried for a bunt in the seventh inning and safely reached first base as Manny Pina crossed home plate.
Everett Teaford pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the win.
Elsewhere in the Texas League, the Springfield Cardinals defeated the visiting Arkansas Travelers 13-2 on Wednesday in a game that was delayed and then shortened by rain.
The Cardinals scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and added three in the fifth before the rest of the game was canceled.
Cruz's sac fly in 9th leads Rangers over Orioles
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to finally give the Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, ending a game Wednesday night in which Josh Hamilton hit a ball over the fence that wasn't a home run.
Hamilton homered in the second, then led off the fourth with an opposite-field shot that clearly sailed over the 14-foot fence in left and ricocheted back into play. The umpires didn't come together to discuss it and didn't go to a replay, leaving Hamilton with a double.
Michael Young led off the ninth against Cla Meredith (0-1) with his third hit, a hustling double. Ian Kinsler and Hamilton walked to load the bases before Cruz's fly ball.
Cowboys WR Roy Williams resolved to be better
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas receiver Roy Williams seems resolved to have a better season this year.
Drops and a lack of production have been the biggest headlines from his first 1.5 seasons with the Cowboys.
As the team held activities this week, Williams at one point made such an acrobatic catch that owner Jerry Jones made sure everyone else saw it. But a couple of plays later, Williams dropped a short pass.
Williams, the former University of Texas standout, hopes to make himself a go-to target for quarterback Tony Romo - especially with rookie Dez Bryant of Oklahoma State now in the mix. Romo says Williams is in good shape and running good routes.
Hamlin's team wins NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team continued a dominating season by winning the NASCAR's Pit Crew Challenge on Wednesday night.
The seven-member team changed four tires, put in gas and pushed the car 40 yards in 23.132 seconds to edge defending champion Jeff Burton's crew and collect $70,650.
Hamlin will make the first pit-row selection for Saturday's All-Star race.
Driver Kyle Busch's front tire changer Nick Odell and carrier Brad Donaghy headlined the individual awards timed in the opening rounds with an event-record 13.903 seconds.
Other winners collected $10,000 for each competition. They were rear tire changer Dustin Necaise and carrier Matt Kreuter (14.322 seconds) of Clint Bowyer's No. 33 team; Bolling of Hamlin's No. 11 (5.573 seconds); and gas man Brad Pickens and catch-can man Travis Gordon of Mark Martin's No. 5 car (10.518 seconds).