Texarkana College takes doubleheader
Texarkana College picked up another pair of wins Sunday as the Bulldogs swept Eastern Oklahoma State College, 5-0 and 5-1, at Texas High’s Tiger Field.
TC (12-7) got a complete-game effort from Justin Fowler in the opener and a grand slam home run by freshman Lance Marvel. Three Bulldog pitchers combined to three-hit Mountaineers in the nightcap, when Justin Coats and Zach Fowler also smacked homers.
Justin Fowler allowed just two hits in Game 1, striking out six and walking four. Marvel belted his grand slam in the fourth inning to break a scoreless game and also had a triple. Trey Buck also had a RBI single in the frame.
Coats gave Texarkana the lead for good in the fifth inning of the second game with his 3-run homer and also had a double. Gip Hendrix was 2 for 4 with a double, and Zach Fowler ripped a solo home run in the eighth to go along with his single.
David Phillips pitched seven strong innings. He allowed two hits, fanned five, walked three and allowed an earned run. Josh Gill and Cory Hill each tossed an inning of relief.
Eastern Oklahoma 000 000 0 — 0 2 0
Texarkana 000 500 x — 5 5 0
Ashton Mowdy, Gunner Glad (6) and Brady White. Justin Fowler and Dean Malthouse. WP-Fowler. LP-Mowdy. HR: TC-Lance Marvel, 4th, 3 on.
Eastern Oklahoma 010 000 000 — 1 3 0
Texarkana 000 031 01x — 5 6 1
Josh Miller, Seth Terry (7), Brady White (8) and Danny Cartwright. David Phillips, Josh Gill (8), Cory Hill (9) and Dean Malthouse. WP-Phillips. LP-Miller. HR: TC-Justin Coats, 5th, 2 on; Zach Fowler, 8th, none on.