Texarkana College splits games
PARIS, Texas—The majority of Texarkana College’s hits came in the nine-inning nightcap as the Bulldogs split a doubleheader with Eastern Oklahoma at Hub Hollis Field.
TC (33-21) dropped a 2-1 decision in the opener after managing just one hit, but the Bulldogs banged out 20 hits to back six pitchers in an 18-6 Game 2 rout.
Justin Coats accounted for all of Texarkana’s offense in Game 1 on a solo home run in the fourth inning. Gip Hendrix took the loss.
Josh Gill had a pair of solo homers in the second game, Hendrix added a solo shot and David Phillips had a two-run homer, double and four RBIs for the Bulldogs.
Gill finished 4 for 5, Trey Buck was 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, Coats was 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs, Dean Malthouse was 4 for 6 with three doubles, and Zach Fowler had two hits and two RBIs.
Logan Schamberg belted a grand slam for Eastern Oklahoma, and Cody Wilson picked up the win for TC, which scored in each of the first six frames.
Texarkana 001 000 0 — 1 1 2
Eastern Oklahoma 001 001 x — 2 4 2
Jason Chowning, Zach Fowler (3), Gip Hendrix (6) and Dean Malthouse. Nate Pettus, Jeff Sbarbino (6) and Brady White. WP-Sbarbino. LP-Hendrix. HR: TC-Justin Coats, 3rd, none on.
Eastern Oklahoma 000 204 000 — 6 6 3
Texarkana 252 225 00x — 18 20 1
Josh Miller, Seth Terry (2), Philip Parcell (7) and Danny Cartwright. Justin Fowler, Cody Wilson (4), David Phillips (5), Corey Hill (6), Josh Gill (8), Thomas Watson (9) and Lance Marvel, Malthouse (6). WP-Wilson. LP-Miller. HR: EO-Logan Schamberg, 6th, 3 on; TC-Gip Hendrix, 2nd, none on; Josh Gill, 2nd, none on; Phillips, 5th, 1 on; Gill, 6th, none on.