Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 6, 2013
Miscellaneous News
McElroy At State Golf Tourney /
RSU Softball & Baseball /
Volleyball Regional Champs /
State Summer Reading Kickoff

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Gov. Fallin & State Supt. Barresi
Kickoff SDE Summer Reading Program

WHO: Governor Mary Fallin and State Superintendent Janet Barresi, students, teachers and school librarians from Putnam City's James L. Dennis Elementary School.

WHAT: Kickoff for the State Department of Education's 2013 Summer Reading Program - Read 5 for Summer. Gov. Fallin and Supt. Barresi will read to students and give students, their parents and teachers information about the State Department of Education's Summer Reading Program.

WHERE: Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013.

WHY: Research shows that if children read five books at their Lexile level during the summer it helps get them off to a productive and enjoyable school year of learning. More importantly, it helps develop lifelong readers who understand the importance of balancing reading to learn and reading for enjoyment. A Lexile shows either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of text in a book. School and public librarians and elementary teachers throughout the state are ready to assist parents in finding their child's Lexile score. In addition, parents can visit the State Department of Education's website to find out more about Lexile measures and to find appropriate books to read.


-- Cara Jones 5/2/2013
Sherry Fair
Communications Director
405-521-4894, 405-761-9372

Tricia Pemberton
Senior Communications Specialist
405-521-3371, 405-431-7195-cell
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Fusion U14 Volleyball
5 Local Girls win 14 under Volleyball Regionals! Ashley Flanagan, Maddy Roberts, Shea Thomas, Becca Harrington and Megan Rice. These ladies are Coached by Christy Keim former Cardettes Volleyball player. -- 5/5/2013 (with submitted photo)
State Golf Tournament
(HS Boys at Tulsa Country Club)

Zane McElroy teeing off on his 3rd hole.
Check out Channel 6 Sports and see Zane on 1st hole of today. -- Coach Pratt (5/6/2013)
State Golf: Zane McElroy shot 90+83=173. Will tee off around 8:10 in morning. -- Coach Pratt 5/6/2013

State Golf Final Day
Zane McElroy finishing up on the last hole of State Tournament.
Shot 91 today for a two day total of 264.
Real proud of Zane for the way he fought through a tough a on the golf course.
Fast and hard greens on a very tight course led to his scores being a little higher than he had hoped for. He is looking forward to next year. -- Coach Pratt (5/7/2013)
Previous Coverage
RSU Softball & Baseball Reports
RSU Softball Season Over -- Curtis Pitched Final Games
I got a text message earlier today saying Linsey Curtis might be pitching both games tonight (Tuesday) at RSU Softball's Senior night due to injuries to other pitchers. -- Ted 4/30/2013
Linsey also pitched the final two RSU season ending post-season games Saturday May 4th (both losses).
Jose Olazagasti Grand Slam
In RSU Baseball Rally
May 4, 2013
No. 1 Stars Clip Diamond Cats, 9-7
OKLAHOMA CITY- The Rogers State baseball team’s comeback bid fell short against No. 1 Oklahoma City on Friday afternoon at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament as the Stars tallied a 9-7 victory at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Eric Bakers led off the bottom of the first for the Hillcats with a triple to right field. Hector Rivera followed with a RBI single to right field to put the Cats on the board but was left stranded as OCU pitcher Dalton Bernardi retired the next three batters.
The Hillcat lead was wiped away in the top of the second as Cody Ferrell led off the inning with a walk and eventually scored on a wild pitch to make it a 1-1
contest. After a scoreless third, the Stars took the lead in the fourth tallying four
runs on four hits, highlighted by a two-run home run by Kale Garden. OCU pushed its advantage to 7-1 as they added one run in both the seventh and eighth innings.
The RSU rally started in the bottom of the eighth as the team loaded the bases with one out. Jose Olazagasti belted a grand slam over the right field fence to cut the deficit to 7-5. Colton Campbell and Johan Ochoa followed with back-to-back walks which led to a pitching change. Ricky Spain took the mound, fanning Ramcy Lora and forcing pinch hitter Nick Malter to fly out to end the inning.
Jonathan Rodriguez gave the Stars some insurance in the top of the ninth with a
two-out home run blasted over the right field fence. RSU continued to battle in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with two outs. Colton Campbell delivered a two RBI single through the left side of the infield. Ochoa followed with a walk to put the game-winning run on base but OCU pitcher Patrick Goelz entered the game and secured the win for the Stars as he forced Lora to fly out to center field. The contest was a consolation game for the Hillcats. With USAO defeating Mid-America Christian prior to the Diamond Cats game against the Stars, RSU was automatically eliminated from the championship game. USAO moved to 2-0 in the bracket with a tie breaker over the Hillcats as they defeated RSU on Wednesday.
OCU defeated the Drovers to win the bracket and will face Lubbock Christian in the tournament championship game on Saturday.Rogers State (31-22) will await the pairings for the NAIA Opening Round. RSU will host the Opening Round-Claremore Bracket at the Diamond Sports Complex on May 9-13. The 45 qualifiers and brackets for the National Championship Opening Round will be announced on May 5. For more information about the NAIA Opening
Round-Claremore Bracket visit
For more information about RSU baseball visit
Sara Williams
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
Rogers State University
1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017
918-343-7989(ph) ; 918-343-7567 (fax)