April 5, 2003
ABILENE, Texas - Hardin-Simmons baseball team won 8-6 in game one and lost 21-9 in game two to cross-town rival McMurry in an American Southwest Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Hunter Field.
McMurry started off scoring two runs on a double by Greg Erickson in the top of the first inning of game one but HSU came back and rounded out the bottom of the first inning with a one-run homer by Ryan Devere.
The Indians went scoreless in the second through fourth innings. The Cowboys scored an unearned run on an Indian error to tie the game up 2-2 in the second inning.
HSU then took the lead 6-2 by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Seth Gandy had a two-run homer while Chuy Rodriguez brought home a run from a single and John Schlaffer had a RBI from a double. McMurry then scored one run on a single from Josh Lee in the top of the fifth.
The Cowboys seemed to have secured the win after scoring two runs from Devere's second homer of the day in bottom of the sixth inning but the Indians closed in on the five run lead and scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Devere led HSU with two hits and three RBIs while Schlaffer had two hits and one RBI. Greg Erickson led McM with two hits and three RBI and had two hits and two RBIs.
Kyle Tabor (4-3) pitched a complete seven inning game, struck out five Indians and picked up the win for the Cowboys while Andrew Allar took the loss for McMurry.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Sam Ingram, who led off for the Indians, hit a lone run homer over right field. McMurry scored another run off a single by Greg Erickson in the top of the first inning to take the lead 2-0. HSU came back and scored one run on a hit by Brady Coke in the bottom of the first inning.
The Indians answered back by scoring seven runs on eight hits pushing the McM lead to 9-1 in the top of the second. The Cowboys tried to close in on the lead and scored six runs on singles by Brian Whitworth, Tim Donnelly and Brady Coke and doubles by John Schlaffer and Elliot Strader in the bottom of the second. It was 9-7 McMurry bottom of the second.
The Indians then pounded out 12 runs in the fourth through sixth innings while the Cowboys went scoreless. Jason Gotcher and Bramer Owens both had a three-run homers for McM.
HSU did manage to score two runs on a hit from Seth Gandy and an Indian error in the bottom of the seventh for a final score of 21-9 for game two.
Jonathan Emens (1-2) pitched .1 inning, struck out one Indian, gave up two earned runs and took the loss for HSU. Scott Mourer pitched 4.1 innings, struck out three Cowboys and picked up the win for McM.
HSU moved to 13-15 overall and 7-11 in ASC action while McM moved to 18-10 overall and 11-7 in ASC play.
The Cowboys will be back in action Tuesday as they host Trinity in non-conference action at 3 p.m. at Hunter Field.