Friday, April 11, 2014

TAMU-CC Takes Baseball Series Opener Over HBU

(Press Release via Houston Baptist University Athletic Media Relations Department)

HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 11, 2014) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi scored five runs in the first inning, then put the game away with four in the fourth and four in the seventh in a 14-1 victory over HBU in the Southland Conference series opener Friday afternoon at Husky Field

Senior first baseman Bradley Brown went 2-for-3 with a double for HBU (15-15, 5-8 SLC), while senior outfielder Jordan McCoy singled to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Junior centerfielder Zach Nehrir doubled and scored the Huskies' lone run.

Tyler Ware went 3-for-4 with a triple, five RBIs and a pair of runs for TAMU-CC (18-18, 8-5). Cody Stephens was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs, while Jordan Lee was 3-for-4 and scored twice. Brandon Tierney and Frankie Salas each scored twice for the Islanders.

Matt Danton (5-2) earned the win for TAMU-CC, allowing one run on five hits in six innings. Junior Taylor Wright (2-6) took the loss for HBU, giving up five runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning. Junior Ross Kennell threw four shutout innings for the Huskies, before the Islanders got to him for four runs in the sixth.

The series continues Saturday with a 1 p.m. first pitch. The Huskies will hold their annual Fish Fry Fundraiser at the game, with each plate costing $5 and all proceeds going to support HBU Baseball. Fish will be served from 12 p.m. through the end of the game.

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