Tarleton scored 10 runs in its final four offensive innings to down Cameron 10-3 in the series finale and win the series 3-1 Sunday afternoon.
"I am really proud of the kids and assistant coaches," said head coach Bryan Conger. "We responded and showed some toughness today. As a group, they did a tremendous job of competing and finding a way to get their jobs done."
The game started out in a 0-0 tie over the first three innings before Cameron took advantage of three Tarleton errors in the fourth inning to jump out to a 2-0 advantage. That score would hold up over the next inning before the Texan offense surged to life in the fifth, starting with a Hunter Hudson single through the left side.
Tyler Fowler and Elvin Alamo followed up with a walk and a hit by pitch before Blake Adams plated Hudson with an RBI groundout for the first run of the game. After Cameron intentionally walked Francisco Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez earned an RBI with a hit by pitch and Jared McCarver drove one in with a single through the left side to put Tarleton on top 3-2.
Cameron threatened in the sixth, putting runners on first and third with one away, but Connor Flanagan came out of the bullpen and served up a two-ball to get the Texans out of the inning unscathed. Flanagan relieved starter Colby Fowler, who put together the best start of his senior season with a win in 5.1 innings of work allowing two unearned runs on four hits while striking out five.
In the bottom half of the inning, Hudson got things started again with a walk. After Tarleton plated one on an error and then loaded the bases, McCarver earned an RBI with a hit by pitch to extend the lead out to 5-3 after six.
Following one final Cameron run in the seventh, Tarleton added three more on RBI swings from Hudson, Adams, and Francisco Rodriguez before tacking on the final two runs of the game in the eighth on an RBI single from Elvin Alamo and a sacrifice fly from Adams, who finished the day with a team-high three RBI.
After Fowler and Flanagan, Trent Stafford came out of the bullpen and was superb as the southpaw tossed 1.2 innings of work and allowed just one hit and one walk. Eddie Avila closed things down in the ninth with two strikeouts.
Hudson led the offense with a three-hit performance while Adams drove in three runs. Francisco Rodriguez also boasted a multi-hit performance while Adams, Ruben Rodriguez, McCarver, Sam Scarborough, and Alamo had one hit each.
Tarleton will play its final non-conference series of the season this weekend as the Texans play three against Hardin-Simmons in two locations.
The first game of the series will be played Friday at 6 p.m. before shifting back to Stephenville for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.