Monday, March 30, 2009

Texarkana College splits doubleheader

LUFKIN, Texas—Texarkana College’s baseball team split a doubleheader against Angelina College Sunday in Region XIV action.

The Bulldogs gave up a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh inning to drop the first game, 4-3, but responded with two home runs, including a grand slam, and claimed a run-rule victory in the second game, 17-4.

TC scored two runs in the first and added another run in the third to hold a 3-0 advantage until the Roadrunners scored twice in the sixth. Angelina completed the come-from-behind win when Texarkana committed its eighth error of the game on Kenny Allison’s 2-out grounder that brought in the winning run in the seventh inning .

Joaquin Hinojosa and Gip Hendrix each went 2 for 3 with a double, and Jordy Snikeris added an RBI double.

In the nightcap, Hinojosa belted a grand slam in the third inning to extend the Bulldog advantage to 8-0 after two innings. Austin Atwell’s solo homer sparked a 4-run fourth inning as Texarkana cruised to the mercy-rule win.

Atwell added a pair of doubles and a single to finish a perfect 4 for 4 at the dish. Lance Marvel added a pair of doubles and five RBI, and Snikeris and Brian Ellis each had two hits as TC pounded out 17 hits.

Texarkana returns to action today at Tyler Community College.

Game 1

Texarkana 201 000 0 — 3 9 8

Angelina 000 002 2 — 4 5 1

Two outs when winning run scored.

Justin Fowler, Shane Cole (4), Joaquin Hinojosa (7) and Jordy Snikeris. Trey Rackel, Ryland Parker (4) and Jake Rowell. WP-Parker. LP-Hinojosa (3-2).

Game 2

Texarkana 260 405 0 — 17 17 1

Angelina 002 002 0 — 4 10 2

Game called after 7 innings, 10-run rule.

John Stilson, Brittan Diamond (7) and Lance Marvel. Elroy Urbina, John Tatum (7) and Jake Rowell. WP-Stilson (6-1). LP-Urbina. HR: Tex-Joaquin Hinojosa, 2nd inning, three on; Austin Atwell, 4th inning, none on.