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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.