Three-seed Sam Houston outscored the two-seeded Lions by eight after the first inning, capturing an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Constellation Field.
Three-seed Sam Houston State, victors in five straight, face off against two-seed Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday at 4 p.m. in winner's bracket action.
Three-seed Sam Houston State unloaded early and often, scoring six runs in the first inning to set the tone in a 13-1, seven-inning Southland Conference Tournament-opening win against six-seed Stephen F. Austin at Constellation Field.
The three-seed Bearkats open the Southland Conference Tournament on Wednesday at 9 a.m. against six-seed Stephen F. Austin.
Sam Houston State's Heath Donica has been named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year, the fifth in Bearkat history, to highlight the announcement of Tuesday's all-conference awards.
The Bearkats, who finished the season 36-20 overall and 19-11 in conference, will face Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Constellation Field,
Sam Houston struck for a pair of runs in the first and showcased its pitching defensive ability the remainder of the way, defeating Incarnate Word, 3-1, to secure the three-game sweep.
Sam Houston State pounced on Incarnate Word for a pair of four-run frames, capturing the first game of the Friday's doubleheader, 10-4 at Don Sanders Stadium.
The Bearkats and Incarnate Word will play a doubleheader on Friday with the first game at 2 p.m. and the regular season finale at 6:30 p.m.
Sam Houston scored in seven of eight innings and Incarnate Word had no answer against Heath Donica as the Bearkats captured the series opener, 15-1.
Sam Houston State closes out the regular season while four seniors will play their final home games when the Bearkats take on Incarnate Word in a three-game set.
Nearly a year after shutting out Texas A&M, Dakota Mills kept the No. 22 Aggies off the board for six innings, leading Sam Houston State to a 8-2 victory.