Monday, April 27, 2009

Texarkana College sweeps Lon Morris...

Texarkana College sweeps Lon Morris

JACKSONVILLE, Texas—The Texarkana Bulldogs kept their chances alive for the No. 1 seed in the regional tournament with a sweep of Lon Morris Sunday in Region XIV action.

The Bulldogs took the opening game of the twin bill, 10-0, behind a strong pitching performance from John Stilson. In the second game, Texarkana College used a 6-run fifth inning to claim an 8-4 victory. TC improves to 34-13 overall and 19-8 in region action.

Stilson hurled a complete-game shutout and gave up just six hits while fanning seven in the first game.

Jake Rogers’ 2-out grand slam home run in the seventh inning completed the scoring for the Bulldogs. Rogers finished with five RBI on the day.

Trey Buck and Brian Ellis each had a double, and Jordy Snikeris added a 2-run double. Lance Marvel added a pair of hits and an RBI.

In the nightcap, Snikeris drove in four runs on a pair of hits, including a double. David Allday and Joaquin Hinojosa each had two hits and an RBI, and Rogers finished with a triple and a single. Ellis contributed a pair of hits, including a double.

Texarkana looks to secure the top seed Tuesday when they travel to Paris to complete a rain-delayed game, which the Bulldogs lead 8-2 in the fifth inning. A win would give TC the one seed as they hold a 3-1 edge in head-to-head competition over the Panola Ponies, who finished the season with a 20-8 mark in region play.

First Game

Texarkana College 000 104 5 — 10 9 0

Lon Morris 000 000 0 — 0 6 1

John Stilson and Jordy Snikeris. Dustin Wyble, Clay Hamblett (5) and Steven Wostal. WP-Stilson. LP-Wybel. HR: TC-Jake Rogers, 7th inning, three on.

Second Game

Texarkana College 001 061 000 — 8 13 3

Lon Morris 003 100 000 — 4 8 1

Justin Fowler, Shane Cole (5), Joaquin Hinojosa (9) and Jordy Snikeris and Lance Marvel (5). Justin Davis, Matthew Hamilton (4), Jake Flowers (6) and Carlos Gonzalez. WP-Cole. LP-Justin Davis.