Lee Orr ran his home run total to nine with two homers against Central Arkansas on Saturday.Courtesy: Louis Bonnette
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Central Arkansas 5 McNeese State 10
Central Arkansas 11 McNeese State 7
McNeese State and Central Arkansas split a Southland Conference twinbill here Saturday, collecting almost 50 hits between them.
McNeese won the first game 10-5 with the use of three home runs while Central Arkansas took the second, slamming out 17 hits.
Sophomore first baseman Joe Sparcino went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI on Friday.
Here is the Southland Recap for March 27th. Only half of the conference series were able to get underway with the horrendous weather that is hitting the southern part of the United States.
#2 Texas 3 #10 Rice 6
The Rice baseball team got some solid pitching in surrendering just four hits and shortstop Rick Hague’s two-run homer in the fifth inning gave the Owls’ the lead for good on the way to a 6-3 victory over visiting No. 1 Texas before a rowdy, record-setting crowd of 6,193 Tuesday night at Reckling Park.
#9 LSU 2 Northwestern State 1
Sophomore Micah Gibbs drove in the game-winning run on a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead No. 5 LSU past Northwestern State, 2-1, Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium.
Coming in to pinch hit for first baseman Buzzy Haydel with one out and the bases loaded, Gibbs drilled a 2-2 offering into the gap in right center field to break open a 1-1 tie and bring senior Derek Helenihi home for the victory.
Cody Gougler drove in the game-winning run and extended his hitting streak to ten games.
Lamar 8 at Central Arkansas 4
Lamar used a seven-run sixth inning to erase an early deficit and win the deciding game over Central Arkansas, 8-4, at Bear Field on Sunday.
Trailing 2-0 following UCA scores in the third and fourth, including a solo home run by Jonathan Yerby, Lamar benefitted from six singles, two doubles and two of the Bears’ season-high five errors to take a 7-2 lead. A total of 12 Cardinals batted in the inning with eight of the 10 men who batted either scoring or driving in a run.
Central Arkansas' Jeremy Cloud was named the Southland pitcher of the week after allowing just one hit a nine-inning complete game shutout in the Bears' conference opener at Stephen F. Austin. Courtesy: Southland.org
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FRISCO, Texas – UTSA outfielder Jose Hernandez has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Central Arkansas right hander Jeremy Cloud has been named the Southland Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Central Arkansas 6 at Stephen F. Austin 4
The SFA baseball team scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to tie the game, but Central Arkansas answered with two runs in the top of the 10th to complete a conference-opening, three-game sweep of the ‘Jacks, 6-4, at Jaycees Field on Sunday.
Central Arkansas pitcher Jeremy Cloud allowed only one hit in a 9-0 win at Stephen F. Austin. He faced 27 batters and struck out five without a walk.-Courtesy: Southland.org
Central Arkansas 9, Stephen F. Austin 0
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Central Arkansas senior pitcher Jeremy Cloud was dominant in the Southland Conference opener for the Bears on Friday, tossing a one-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Stephen F. Austin at Jaycees Field.
Cloud (2-0) faced only 27 batters, striking out five and walking none as the Bears won their fifth consecutive game, their longest winning streak since moving to NCAA Division I. UCA improved to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in SLC play.
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.
Michael Rockett Courtesy: Southland.org
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There’s a saying in sports that states, “championship teams don’t rebuild, they just reload.” If there was ever a phrase that described the 18th edition of UTSA baseball, that would be it to a tee.
Despite losing four of the top hitters (Zach Etheredge, James Keithley, Trent Lockwood and Tim Palincsar) and two of the top starting pitchers (Bradley Chovanec, Steven Vasquez) in school history, the Roadrunners return a strong nucleus of players in 2009.