Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bulldogs settle for split against Panola...

Bulldogs settle for split against Panola

CARTHAGE, Texas—The Texarkana Bulldogs split their Region XIV opener against Panola Tuesday at Jim Reeves Memorial Field.

The Bulldogs (16-6, 1-1) claimed a 3-2 victory in the first game but dropped the nightcap, 4-0.

Joaquin Hinojosa drove in all three runs for the Bulldogs, including a solo home run in the fourth and a RBI double in the fifth. Hinojosa also earned the save, working two scoreless innings in relief of winning pitcher Zach Fowler.

David Allday added a pair of hits for Texarkana College.

The Ponies (17-4, 1-1) added their runs on Matt Juengel’s 2-run homer in the fourth to tie the game.

Texarkana recaptured the lead for good in the fifth on Hinojosa’s double.

In the second game, Texarkana managed just two hits against starter Cam Sokalski and reliever Travis Reagan.

Jordy Snikeris and Fowler each had a double for Texarkana’s only hits.

Panola scored a pair of runs in the second and third innings.

Texarkana plays host to Navarro with a doubleheader Sunday.

Game 1

Texarkana College 3, Panola 2

Texarkana College 100 110 0 — 3 5 0

Panola 000 200 0 — 2 4 0

Zach Fowler, Joaquin Hinojosa (6) and Lance Marvel. Mason Denson, (Bobby Wagner (6) and Brandon Choate. WP-Fowler (3-1). LP-Denson. HR: TC: Hinojosa, 4th, none on. PAN: Matt Juengel, 4th, one on.

Game 2

Panola 4, Texarkana College 0

Texarkana College 000 000 000 — 0 2 2

Panola 022 000 00x — 4 9 0

Tanner Bailey, Zach Fowler (7) and Jordy Snikeris. Cam Sokalski, Travis Reagan (7) and Brandon Choate. WP-Sokalski. LP-Cole (4-1).