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Milestones: Northwestern's Eddie Cumpston throws seven-inning no-hitter

Cumpston’s final stat line: One unearned run, no hits, two walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts. He threw just 98 pitches to help the Rangers to a doubleheader sweep.
by Scott Munn Published: April 14, 2014
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•Northwestern Oklahoma State pitcher Eddie Cumpston continued his comeback from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, throwing a seven-inning no-hitter against Hillsdale Baptist. Cumpston, a senior from Chisholm, had season-ending elbow surgery during the 2012 season and sat out all of last spring.

Cumpston’s final stat line: One unearned run, no hits, two walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts. He threw just 98 pitches to help the Rangers to a doubleheader sweep.

“It hit me right after the game,” Cumpston said. “Coach (Ryan Bay) had a sentimental speech about (me) coming off Tommy John and how I haven’t been as effective as I usually am. All of the emotions started kind of creeping up on me...It’s a great feeling. It’s awesome.”

•On the softball diamond, Northwestern State tied the NCAA Division II record with nine home runs during its 17-4 rout of Southeastern State on Saturday in Alva. Also, Rangers junior Lindsay Thorstenson became just the sixth player in Division II history to hit four homers in the same game.

•Fans set a Mitchell Park record, attending a three-game Big 12 baseball series between Texas and Oklahoma at 7,269 strong. The ballpark’s previous record was 6,689 for a 2004 series, also against the Longhorns.

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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