AUSTIN, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' baseball team saw its season come to a close with a 6-2 loss to East Texas Baptist in the American Southwest Conference Tournament on Saturday evening in Austin.
ETBU scored four times in the first inning. The Tigers first run came on a double steal. Zach Gartner added an RBI single to make it 2-0. Gartner came around to score on a bizarre play when a live ball ricocheted into the Cowboys' dugout and Brady Faulkner had a sacrifice fly.
The Tigers scored two more runs in the fourth inning when Zach McAdams had an RBI fielder's choice on a ground ball fielder's choice and then Casey Combs had an infield single. It was the last run of the game for the Tigers.
Tyler Bradshaw and Tople had two hits each for the Cowboys and Casey Combs, Seth Mikeska and Brady Faulkner had two hits each for the Tigers.
Adrian Stover worked into the ninth innings and allowed just two runs on six hits. Erik Gipson worked the final inning for the Tigers.
The Cowboys finish the season with a record of 19-22 and East Texas Baptist improved to 30-13.
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