Friday, May 26, 2017

Sam Houston advances to championship game of SLC tournament

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (May 26, 2017) The No. 3 Sam Houston State Bearkats punched their ticket to the championship game of the 2017 Southland Conference baseball tournament with a 7-1 win over No. 7 New Orleans at Constellation Field in Sugar Land on Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2017. The Bearkats shut out the Privateers until the eighth inning, when they were able to score their only run of the game. Sam Houston score two runs in both the second and sixth innings, and added three insurance runs to seal the game and advance to Saturday’s final.

First baseman Blake Chisolm continued his stellar performance in the tournament, going 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs, two RBI and raising his batting average to .370. Catcher Robie Rojas scored two runs while adding an RBI to his season total. Riley Cooper, pitching 2.2 innings in relief, received the win, his first of the season. New Orleans starter Hunter Medine was credited with the loss, giving up two runs on six hit in four innings either Houston Baptist or Central Arkansas in Saturday’s final with a scheduled 6 p.m. start.

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