Saturday, February 28, 2015

HBU could not overcome Arkansas State bats; fall 13-2 in first game of double header

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 28, 2015) The Houston Baptist University Huskies could not overcome the ArkansasState bats early in the game and dropped the first game of their double header against the Red Wolves by the score of 13-2 at Husky Field in Houston on Saturday, February 28, 2015. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 5-5 on the season. Arkansas State raised their record to 6-3.

HBU got on the scoreboard in the first inning on a double by center fielder Zach Nehrir, scoring third baseman Curtis Jones for second base. That would be the Huskies only run until the sixth inning when Jones again scored off another Nehrir hit.

After the initial hit by the Huskies, Arkansas State ripped of four runs in the second inning and another five runs in the third to take command of the game. They scored three insurance runs in the eighth inning and added a single run to their tally in the ninth.

The Huskies used five pitchers in the loss, with starter Matthew McCollough receiving the loss. The pitched two complete innings; facing 17 batters and giving up seven runs off nine hits. Starting pitch Jon Glidewell was credited with the win, his first of the season. In pitching six full innings, he faced 24 batters and game up two runs off three hits.  He threw 76 pitches, with 45 of them strikes.

The Huskies will continue their four game weekend series with game three at 2 p.m. on Saturday. They will conclude the series versus Arkansas State with a 2 p.m. game on Sunday, March 1.

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