Sunday, February 03, 2013

Tarleton State downs Emporia State 2-1 at D-II Invitational

Photo by Robert H Kelly

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2013 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 3, 2013) The Tarleton State Texans held on despite a ninth inning serge by Emporia State to win their second game in the Astros In Action D-II Invitational by the score of 2-0 at Minute Maid Park.

The Texans first got on the board in the bottom of the third inning when Alvaro Moreno singled on a 3-2 pitch; scoring Rustin Thomas from first base.

Their second run came in the sixth inning, with the bases loaded, when Evan Robinson was hit by a Kevin Shaffer pitch, allowing Colten Booth to from third base.

Emporia State mounted a ninth inning comeback by loading the bases with no outs before relief pitcher GarrettKelly closed out the game for the Texan win.

Starting pitcher Matt Buckmaster, who saw 6.2 inning of work, got the win.

He faced 24 batters, struck out seven and gave up only three hits.

Garrett Bane was credited with the loss for Emporia State.

At the plate, Moreno when 2-for-5 with one RBI for the Texans while Skylar Angood was 2-for-3 for the Hornets.

With the win, Tarleton State increases its season record to 2-1 while Emporia State falls to 1-2.