Southland Conference Recap for February 20th

Taylor Freeman hit his first home run of the year and the ninth of his career for the Cowboys on Friday.-Courtesy: Louis Bonnette
Taylor Freeman hit his first home run of the year and the ninth of his career for the Cowboys on Friday.-Courtesy: Louis Bonnette

McNeese opens season with victory over Houston Baptist

On Friday evening at Cowboy Diamond on the campus of McNeese State University, the HBU baseball team out-hit McNeese State but fell by a score of 9-6 in the season-opener for both teams.

The Cowboys jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with all four runs being unearned thanks to a pair of Husky errors. The score remained the same until the third inning when McNeese got a two-run double and chased HBU starter Zac Schiefen from the game.

McNeese State’s Recap

Houston Baptist Recap

Ricky Testa (Mesquite, Texas) and Matt Gore (Orange, Texas) combined for a one-hitter while Joey Latulippe’s (League City, Texas) walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth gave Lamar a dramatic 1-0 win over Austin Peay in the season-opener for both teams at Vincent-Beck Stadium Friday night.

Lamar’s Recap

Austin Peay’s Recap

MURRILL’S BAT LIFTS COLONELS TO 15-0 VICTORY ON OPENING NIGHT

Junior Chris Murrill turned in a four-hit, four-run performance, leading the Colonels to a 15-0 win over Chicago State in Nicholls’ season opener Friday night at Ray E. Didier Field.

Nicholls State Recap

Chicago State Recap

Big 10th inning lifts NSU to 8-3 win over ULM

Chase Lyles belted a lead-off solo home run in the top of the 10th inning then Daniel Meyer slapped a 3-run triple to help lead Northwestern State to an 8-3 win over the defending Sun Belt Conference champion Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in the season opener for both teams to cap off the first day of the Warhawk Classic Friday night.

Northwestern State Recap

Louisiana Monroe Recap

Sam Houston wins opener 8-6 over Creighton

Shortstop Jon Reed went 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and Dallas Gallant pitched five innings for the victory as Sam Houston State defeated Creighton 8-6 in the season opener for both baseball teams at Don Sanders Stadium Friday night.

Sam Houston Recap

Creighton’s Recap

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 13, New Mexico 3

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team jumped out to a 9-0 lead before New Mexico took its first swings of the game and cruised to a 13-3 win at Isotope Park in the season opener for both teams on Friday afternoon.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Recap

New Mexico’s Recap

Arkansas State 4, Texas State 3 (10 innings)

Arkansas State fought back with three unanswered runs in the final frames of the 2009 season opener to erase an early lead built by Texas State and walked away with 4-3 win Friday afternoon at the 16th Annual UTA/Hilton Invitational.

Texas State Recap

Arkansas State Recap

UTSA 8, San Francisco 5

UTSA used a five-run third inning to rally for an 8-5 victory against San Francisco on Friday night at Wolff Stadium. The victory was the Roadrunners’ first opening-day win in nine years and first under the direction of head coach Sherman Corbett.

UTSA’s Recap

San Francisco’s Recap