Cowboys Split Doubleheader In Seguin
ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' baseball team split an American Southwest Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Katt-Isbel Field in Seguin, winning 3-0 in the first game and losing 2-1 in 12 innings in the nightcap.
Three Cowboy pitchers worked on a two-hit shutout in the first game of the doubleheader. Blake Sieck (2-3) worked five and two-third innings and allowed only two hits. Sieck did not allow a hit until an infield single by Matt Peterson in the fifth inning. Evan Curtis followed with a solid single to left but that is all TLU would get.
Jeff Spillane was very good for TLU as well. He scattered five hits over six and one-third innings and allowed three runs (one earned) to take the loss and fall to 4-5.
Dearing and Bryan Blare each had two hits for HSU and Evan Curtis had two hits for Texas Lutheran.
In the second game, Blare and Chris Matthews led off the fifth inning with back-to-back singles. They moved up a base on sacrifice bunt and Blare scored on a Dearing RBI groundout.
Texas Lutheran scored its first run in the fifth when Ryan Hill singled and moved to second on sacrifice bunt and to third on a wild pitch. Brian Wheaton walked and that ended the day for Stewart Person the HSU starter. James Simmons came on and got a fielder's choice by Daniel Yancelson which drove home Hill to tie the game.
James Simmons was great in relief of Person for the Cowboys as he worked seven hitless innings. He walked Anthony Genussa to lead off the 12th inning. He then got a sacrifice bunt and then gave way to Brunnemann. Brunnemann struck out Ryan Hill but Jennings Boothe lined a shot to right field to score Genussa from second.
Simmons got the hard-luck loss to fall to 4-2. The TLU bullpen was stellar as well as they allowed just three hits in five and one-third innings. Kellen McGriff started and went six and two-thirds, Aaron Aleman relieved him and allowed two hits and no runs in three and two-third innings and Sean Kistler worked the final inning and two-thirds for the win.
Jon Finney had three hits for HSU and Hiller had two. Five different players had singles for TLU.
HSU is now 16-17 on the year and 9-9 in ASC play. Texas Lutheran improved to 23-11 and 14-4 in league play. HSU plays at Tarleton State on Tuesday.
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