Monday, March 3, 2008

Texarkana College splits

Texarkana College splits

COPPELL, Texas—For the second day in a row Texarkana College had to win Game 2 to manage a split with Seward County Community College Sunday.

The Bulldogs posted an 8-4 victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader after the Saints pulled out a 6-5 victory in eight innings in the opener Sunday. TC won 12-7 and lost 2-0 Saturday.

Justin Coats was 3 for 4 with a pair of home runs for the Bulldogs (9-6) in Sunday’s second game. Coats led off the game with a solo homer and belted a 2-run shot in the fourth inning, helping Texarkana build a 6-1 lead.

Anton Garcia was 2 for 3 with a 2-run blast in the first inning, Lance Marvel was 2 for 3 with a double, and Zach Fowler ripped a RBI double.

David Phillips combined with Cody Wilson and Zach Gryder for the win.

Corey Hill took the opening loss as the Saints scored with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Phillips banged out two home runs and was 3 for 5 in the game. He blasted a 2-run homer in the first and a solo dinger in the seventh to knot the score.

Garcia was 2 for 4 and hit the first of back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. Trevor Raney followed Garcia with his homer.

Fowler hurled five strong innings before leaving with an 8-1 lead as Texarkana College salvaged the split Saturday with the late win.

Marvel led the Bulldogs at the plate with a double and two singles, while Coats and David Allday contributed a home run and double each. Phillips had a triple and single.

Texarkana’s bats were silent in the opener as Thomas Cruz held the Bulldogs to one hit. The Saints scored the game’s first run in the fifth on a double by Jon Bartlotti, who scored on a single by Caleb Nine.

Sunday’s games

Texarkana 200 002 10 — 5 12 0

Seward County 201 101 01 — 6 8 0

Two outs when winning run scored.

Josh Gill, Gip Hendricks (4), Jason Chowning (6), Corey Hill (7) and Dean Malthouse. Bobby Doran, Chris Williams (6), Austin Roff (7) and David Masters. WP-Roff. LP-Hill. HR: TC-David Phillips (2), 1st 1 on; 7th, none on; Anton Garcia, 6th, none on; Trevor Raney, 6th, none on.

Seward County 100 003 0 — 4 6 0

Texarkana 300 320 x — 8 12 0

Austin Terhune, Williams (5) and Masters. Phillips, Cody Wilson (5), Zach Gryder (7) and Lance Marvel. WP-Phillips. LP-Terhune. HR: TC-Justin Coats (2), 1st, none on; 4th, 1 on; Garcia, 1st, 1 on.

Saturday’s games

First Game

Texarkana 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

Seward County 000 020 x — 2 4 1

Justin Fowler and Malthouse. Thomas Cruz and Masters. WP-Cruz. LP-J. Fowler.

Second Game

Seward County 000 015 010 — 7 12 0

Texarkana 220 130 40x — 12 12 1

Teddy Kandchuck, Chad Burting (4), Morgan Alou (6) and Thomas Gifford. Zach Fowler, Wilson (6), Gryder (6), Hill (9) and Malthouse. WP-Z. Fowler. LP-Kandchuck. HR: SC-Wade English, 5th, none on; Jon Bartlotti, 6th, 1 on. TC-Coats, 4th, none on; David Allday, 5th, 1 on.