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Southland Conference recap for 03-13-2010

Your SLC recap for 03-13-2010

Bobby Shore tossed seven innings on Saturday #19 Oklahoma 11 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2

Bobby Shore tossed seven innings and limited Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to one run as the No. 15 Sooners (15-1) rolled to their 10th straight win with an 11-2 decision on Saturday in the Whataburger Collegiate Classic.

The winning streak marks the fifth time under OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway that the Sooners have won 10 or more consecutive games and the 26th in program history.

While offense has provided a huge boost as of late, the Sooners’ starting pitching has dazzled as well. Shore (3-0) tied his season high with seven innings on Saturday and has lasted six or more in three of his four starts so far. Shore struck out five and finished with one run allowed off six hits and a walk against the host school in the tournament on Saturday. FULL STORY

Lamar 4 Nicholls State 12

What started as a pitchers’ duel early on turned into a slugfest late as the Nicholls State University baseball team (11-3, 2-0 Southland Conference) exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the eighth to fend off the Lamar Cardinals (11-4, 0-2 Southland) for a 12-4 win to clinch the series win on Saturday at Ray E. Didier Field.

The victory stretches the Colonels’ winning streak to 11 games, one shy of their longest winning streak in 24 years.

The Colonels looked to be in control early on after plating one in the second on a safety squeeze RBI bunt by Kevin Schlegel to score Adam Miley and make it 1-0. Nicholls stretched their lead to 3-0 in the third.

With runners at second and third and two outs, Miley hit a high chopper up the middle and beat the throw. With Bear Comer and Chase Jaramillo both running on contact, Comer scored easily from third and Jaramillo raced around from second to narrowly beat the throw home to make it 3-0. FULL STORY

McNeese State 10 Northwestern State 7

McNeese State rebounded here Saturday afternoon, slamming out 15 hits including home runs by Lee Orr and Andy Riche’ in a 10-7 Southland Conference victory over Northwestern State.

The Cowboys, now 7-6 overall and 1-1 in the SLC, scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second and three in the fourth and held a 7-2 advantage after six frames.

Northwestern State, 10-3 overall and 1-1 in the SLC, scored single runs in the first, third and seventh and pushed across four in the ninth before the Cowboys shut the door.

Jonathan Conrad hurled the first six innings for the Cowboys and got the victory, his third against one setback. He gave up five hits and three runs and struckout four batters.

Sam Houston State 4 UT Arlington 3

A two-out RBI single up the middle by Jamie Plumlee provided the winning run as Sam Houston defeated UT-Arlington 4-3 Saturday afternoon at Clay Gould Field to even the Southland Conference baseball series at one apiece.

The Mavericks defeated the Kats 9-6 Friday night.

The Bearkats (4-11, 1-1 SLC) scored three runs from batters who led off innings with base hits and their final run came on a two-out RBI while the Mavericks (5-9, 1-1 SLC) were held to just one run and three hits after the third inning.

UT Arlington starting pitcher Rett Varner(1-2) took the loss throwing a career-high 8.0 innings while allowing four runs off 10 base hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Sam Houston State reliever Matt Shelton picked up the win throwing the final 3.0 innings with five strikeouts. Shelton allowed just one base hit and walked two.

Braeden Riley led the Bearkats going 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Riley led off the first and third innings with base hits and later came around to score. Sam Houston State left fielder Jared Wondra led off the seventh inning with his first home run of the season. FULL STORY

Stephen F. Austin 20 Central Arkansas 12

The Lumberjacks scored in each of the first eight innings of the game on Saturday and scored 13 unanswered runs on its way to a 20-12 romp over Central Arkansas in the second game of Southland Conference play at Bear Stadium.

The `Jacks (10-4, 2-0 Southland) set numerous school records on their way to their 10th victory of the season, marking the fastest the team has ever reached 10 wins in a season.

The 25 hits allowed tied the most the Bears (4-10, 0-2 Southland) had given up in their school history.

Crabtree was the biggest individual story of the night, however, as he finished 6-for-6 with eight RBI in becoming the first Lumberjack ever with six hits in a game. His fifth-inning grand slam added to his eight RBI tied that tied Jared Pitts’ eight-RBI effort against Nicholls in 2007 as the most in the history of the school.

In all the `Jacks demolished the school record for single-game hits with 25 and tied the mark for the most runs scored in a game as well. Six `Jacks finished with multiple hits, including Bobby Loveless and Bo Coffman joining Crabtree with home runs. FULL STORY

Southeastern Louisiana 2 UTSA 0

Junior right-hander Brandon Efferson pitched seven scoreless innings, scattering four hits and fanning two batters, as No. 26 Southeastern Louisiana blanked UTSA, 2-0, in a Southland Conference game Saturday afternoon at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

Josh Janway pitched the final two innings, allowing no hits and fanning three in earning his fourth save of the season, as Southeastern (No. 26 Collegiate Baseball) improved to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in the Southland Conference.

“That was a very good outing by our pitchers today,” Southeastern head coach Jay Artigues said. “Brandon did a good job of keeping a very good hitting team in UTSA off-balance and Josh came in was able to finish it out. It was a good outing by both pitching staffs. Their pitchers threw very well against us, but we were able to get the timely hits that got us the runs we needed.”

Southeastern and UTSA (7-6, 0-2 SLC) will conclude its series on Sunday in a 1 p.m. contest. Right-hander Tanner Lorenz (1-0, 0.64 ERA) will start on the mound for Southeastern with UTSA countering with southpaw D.D. Towler (1-1, 3.46 ERA). FULL STORY

Texas State 15 Penn State 6

A pair of home runs from Shaun Garcia and Jason Martinson Saturday afternoon lifted the Texas State baseball team to a 15-6 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bobcat Field. The Bobcats claim the series with the victory, and look to take the weekend sweep in tomorrow’s 11 a.m. game.

“We had more quality at-bats today,” said head coach Ty Harrington. “We recognized decent pitches today, and took quality swings.”

The Bobcats recorded 16 hits, led by Martinson’s 3-for-4 outing with five RBI. The junior’s three-run shot in the bottom of the first gave Texas State an early lead over PSU, and the team tacked on two more runs through the third inning for a 5-0 edge.

Nonetheless, Penn State stayed in the game by taking advantage of a blundering Bobcat ball club and turned three errors and six hits over the third and fourth frame into five runs to tie the game.

A pair of RBI singles from Tyler Sibley and Kyle Livingstone lifted the Bobcats in the bottom of the fourth and an RBI groundout from Martinson pushed the lead to 8-5. FULL STORY

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