Friday, March 21, 2008

Texarkana College’s bats ignite sweep of Eagles

Texarkana College’s bats ignite sweep of Eagles

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Texarkana College’s bats exploded for 38 hits, including 18 doubles, in Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep over Northeast Texas Community College at Eagle Field.

The Bulldogs (17-10, 4-2) backed Jason Chowning’s complete-game 3-hitter with 14 hits in the 9-2 win in the first game, then had season highs in runs (19) and hits (24) in the 19-4 nightcap.

Chowning (2-2) struck out seven and walked two, with both runs he surrendered being unearned. Zach Fowler went six innings in the nightcap, fanning nine and walking two.

David Phillips had seven hits in at-bats on the day, all of them doubles. He was 3 for 3 with three runs batted in the opener, while Lance Marvel smacked a home run and double, Fowler a triple and single, Gip Hendrix a double and single, David Allday two singles and Trey Buck a double. Allday and Hendrix drove in two runs each.

Phillips drove in five runs with four doubles in five at-bats in the nightcap. Dean Malthouse was 4 for 4, including three doubles, and Josh Gill was only a single shy of hitting for the cycle, slamming a 2-run home run, double and triple in four at-bats.

Buck had three hits, including two doubles, Jared Washington a double and single, Allday two singles and two RBIs and Trevor Rainey a double.

The Bulldogs jump right back into Region XIV action today at George Dobson Field, hosting Paris Junior College at noon. The doubleheader was originally scheduled for Saturday but was switched due to Easter weekend.