Texas A&M Kingsville (31-12,16-4 LSC) would host the West Texas A&M (31-13, 12-6 LSC) Buffalos in a four games series this past weekend, in which the Javelinas would end up getting their first wins of the season against the Buffalos as they would split the series 2-2.
Game one would begin Friday night in a close match up that. The Buffaloes would get an early 1-0 lead early in the inning until sophomore Pablo Hernandez continued his streak of getting on base in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game 1-1.
The Buffalos would respond by scoring again in the top of the fourth to take the lead over the Hogs briefly as they would respond with a home run by junior Christian Caudle in the bottom of the inning.
Like before the Buffalos would respond with two scores this time in the seventh to make the score 4-2, and the Javelinas would be unable to respond.
In game 2 of the series the Javelinas would find themselves trailing early again as they fell to 2-0 deposit in the first inning.
The Buffalos would find themselves scoring twice in the fifth inning to take a commanding 4-0 lead over the Hogs, and continue to assert their will in the top of the sixth and seventh inning of the game to make the score 6-0.
The Javelinas would attempt to comeback in the seventh but are only able to muster up one run by senior Jimmy Roche on an error by the Buffalos shortstop.
Game three of the series would be another close game in which the game wouldn’t be decided until the last inning.
Just like in game one the Hogs would find themselves trading blows, as the score would be tied 1-1 of a score by Roche.
The third inning would go the same way with Hernandez scoring for the Javelinas to tie the game up at 2-2.
Senior Alec Kana would score on a wild pitch in the fourth, and once again with junior Levi Zents in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 4-2.
The Buffalos would answer in the top of the sixth inning to score two runs tying the game at 4-4.
The game would continue into extra innings, as the Buffalos would score two in the top of the tenth to take the lead 6-4.
The Javelinas however, would respond with not only two scores, but three.
Roche would score first, followed by Payton Geisinger, and then Hernandez in the bottom of the tenth to win the game 7-6.
Game four would start with the Buffaloes scoring one, and Kohl Ullman scoring one for the Javelinas to tie the game at on a piece. The Hogs would take the lead on a score by Zents in the fourth making the score 2-1.
The Buffalos would retaliate with a score of their own in the seventh to tie the game at 2-2.
The Javelinas would score again on a run by sophomore Alex Gonzales to give them a 3-2 lead, and eventually win the game.
“We played extremely tough which is what you have to do against great teams like West Texas,” said Head Coach Jason Gonzales.
The Hogs have struggled against the Buffalos losing the overall series 6-2.
“It’s always good to beat one of the best teams in the country,” replied Gonzales. With the season coming to an end soon, the Hogs prepare for post season play, and the win against West Texas A&M the Javelinas confidence is rising.
“It gives us momentum heading into post season play,” added Gonzales.
The Javelinas have their last games of the regular season this weekend starting on May 5, against Cameron, game time at 1 p.m.