Thomas-Rivera hits second home run of series in Texans' series finale loss
RIVERSIDE – The Texans and Lancers kept it close in the series finale, but Tarleton ultimately fell in the series finale 1-3.
Kemuel Thomas-Rivera recorded the only run Sunday for the Texans, with a leadoff solo home run in the top of the 4th to tie up the game. The Lancers had two runs come across in the 7th to take the lead. While the Texans loaded the bases in the 9th, they couldn't get any more runs across, and CBU took the series finale.
The Texans recorded seven hits Sunday from six different players with Blake Burns being the only Texans to record two-hits on the day. Bryan Aguilar, London Green, and Colby Seltzer each recorded a double.
Landon Cody got the start on the mound going 2.1 innings and only allowing one run. Luke Baley came in to relieve Cody, recording a game high seven strikeouts, allowing two runs on four hits. A.J. Wood closed out the game, pitching one inning and striking out two.
The Texans will return home for a four-game conference series against Dixie State at the Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex. Game one will be Thursday, with a doubleheader Friday and a single series final game on Saturday.
Tarleton falls in doubleheader against CBU
RIVERSIDE – Tarleton battled in two tough games in Riverside Saturday but fell just short in both games. The Texans competed well in both games but couldn't push the runs across.
The Texans and Lancers had a pitcher's duel going between Bryce Hackett and Bryan Pope in the first three innings of the game, with neither of them scoring a run. Tarleton recorded four hits, with Kemuel Thomas-Rivera recording two-hits. Three runs were plated for the Texans on a solo home run from Blake Burns in the 4th and a two-run home run from Thomas-Rivera in the 5th.
Bryce Hackett got the start for the Texans going 4.1 innings with four strikeouts, allowing four hits. Luke Baley came in to relieve Hackett and went 1.2 innings striking out two and allowing no runs and no hits.
Tarleton strung together runs in the 4th and 5th innings but wasn't able to overcome the Lancers in game 2 of the doubleheader.
The Texans and Lancers each recorded five hits, but CBU plated seven runs. Four Texans recorded hits in game two, with Dean Frew recording two hits. The Texans runs came across in the 4th on a groundout from London Green that scored Blake Burns and a fielding error by the Lancers that allowed Cody Vannoy to take first and Kade Turnage to score. The other run was plated in the 5th on a sacrifice fly from Kemuel Thomas-Rivera that scored Colby Feris from third. Bryan Agular and Green each recorded a double.
Five Texans saw the mound, allowing seven runs on five hits. Zach Poe and Justin Waltmon each went two innings allowing no hits and no runs.