Thursday, March 26, 2009

TC Drops Opener, 4-1...

TC drops opener, 4-1

PARIS, Texas—Texarkana College sophomore Zach Fowler sailed into the sixth inning with a 1-0 lead only to see Paris score four runs—two unearned—and beat the Bulldogs in Wednesday’s opener at Hub Hollis Field, 4-1.

Texarkana (20-9, 5-4) was leading the nightcap 8-2 going to the fifth inning when the game was stopped because of lightning and rain. The game will be completed at the end of the regular-season.

“Zach pitched well enough to win, but their pitcher matched him,” Texarkana coach Will Bolt said. “We just didn’t do enough offensively.”

Fowler scattered five hits, walked two and struck out seven in six innings. Trey Buck scored TC’s only run in the first after reaching on a single and moving all the way to third on two wild pitches. He scored on Austin Atwell’s grounder.

The Bulldogs got off to a good start in the second game when Texas High alumnus David Allday smashed a 3-run homer. Allday also had a run-scoring single later in the game. Joaquin Hinososa drove in two runs with a double and two singles, while Brian Ellis added a pair of singles.

Freshman Tanner Bailey was on the mound for Texarkana. The Bulldogs travel to Angelina on Saturday.

Paris is 23-9 on the season and 5-4 in conference.

Texarkana 100 000 0 — 1 6 1

Paris 000 004 x — 4 5 0

Zach Fowler and Jordy Snikeris; Zach Sneed and Tyler Bruce. WP-Sneed; LP-Fowler.