Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bulldogs claim pair of victories

Bulldogs claim pair of victories

BRENHAM, Texas—Texarkana College used a five-run inning to win two games Saturday.

The Bulldogs scored five runs in the fifth inning to knock off Navarro, 7-1.

TC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, but Navarro cut the Bulldogs lead in half with a run in the fourth. Texarkana’s offense exploded in the fifth inning to secure the victory.

Taylor Nichols finished with a double and two RBI to pace the TC offense. John Stilson threw a complete-game six hitter, allowing no earned runs. Stilson fanned eight and allowed no walks.

Texarkana College used a five-run sixth inning to drop Wharton, 7-1.

After Wharton pushed across a run in the fourth to take the early lead, TC evened the game up in the fifth win a run.

The Bulldogs exploded for five runs the following frame to seal the victory.

Trey Buck and Nichols each had a double.

Tanner Bailey earned his second win of the season, hurling a complete game and striking out six.

The wins improve Texarkana College’s record to 6-3 on the season.

Texarkana College 7, Navarro 1

Navarro 000 010 0 — 1 6 1

Texarkana College 200 050 x — 7 6 4

Teddy Naugh, Jeff Thompson (6) and Mark Mayfield; John Stilson and Lance Marvel. WP-Stilson, LP-Naugh.

Texarkana College 7, Wharton 1

Wharton 000 100 0 — 1 4 0

Texarkana College 000 015 x — 7 7 0

Kyle Meadows and Shane Lesteli; Tanner Bailey and Jordy Snikeris. WP-Bailey. LP-Meadows.