Baseball team subdues Eastern New Mexico University at home in four-game series.
The Javelina men’s baseball team (24-10, 10-2 LSC) rode good hitting to sweep the Greyhounds of Eastern New Mexico (27-15, 5-9 LSC) in a four-game series this past weekend.
Pitcher Seth Hubert would pick up his seventh win of the season in game one last Thursday in a game in which the Hogs would find themselves trailing early 1-0 in the top of the first inning. The Javelinas would tie the game 1-1 on a bad pitch that would hit Hunter Perkins while the bases were loaded, advancing Jimmy Roche for the score. The Hogs would begin to turn it on after that, scoring seven unanswered runs to win the game, 8-1. Key contributors in the series opener for the Hogs were Alex Gonzalez who went 3-4 and scored two runs as well as Roche who was 2-3 at the plate while driving in three runs for the Javelinas.
Day two of the series the Hogs would start their doubleheader at 3 p.m. as they would get another win in a tightly contested game, 10-8. The Hogs would score quickly as Christian Caudle would drive in Kohl Ullman for the first score of the game. Hunter Perkins would follow later in the inning with a home run to center field driving in three runs to give the Javelinas a 4-0 lead after the one inning of play. The Greyhounds would get their first score in the top of the second making the score 4-1. The Javelinas would respond in the bottom of the inning scoring three more runs making the score 7-1 to start the third inning. The Greyhounds would use their bats and drive four runs in to make the score 5-8 in their attempt to make a comeback, but the Hogs would close the game out by scoring once in the fourth inning and twice in the sixth to make the score 10-8.
In game 2 of the doubleheader, the Javelinas defeat the Greyhounds again by a score of 4-1. Roche would start things off for the Hogs with a home run in the bottom of the first to give them a 1-0 lead. The Greyhounds however would answer in the fourth inning on an error for the Javelinas tying the game. The Hogs would then rally in the bottom of the fifth scoring three runs making the score 4-1.
Day three of the series the Javelinas would win 6-4, in their sweep of the Greyhounds. The Hogs would score first on a homerun by senior Alec Kana driving in two runs to give the Javelinas a 2-0 in the second. The Greyhounds would score twice in the third, and then once again in the top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead over the Javelinas. The Hogs would score on a bad pitch that led to an error driving in Levi Zents for the score tying the game at 3-3. Then the Javelinas would come to life by scoring three runs in the seventh as they would go on to only allow one run by the Greyhounds for the remainder of the game.
The Hogs next home game is April 28 at 6 p.m. in Nolan Ryan Field. TAMUK is heading for the playoffs and may make an impact on the national scene.