Sam Houston baseball struck for 15 hits, pounding Texas Southern 14-0 in the first game of a doubleheader between the two on Wednesday afternoon at Don Sanders Stadium.
The nail-biting finish, which saw the Bearkats later plate a run to cut it to a one-run deficit, would not go in Sam Houston's favor, however, as the Cougars hung on to a 4-3 win on Tuesday night.
Sam Houston visits Houston at 6:30 p.m. from the newly-named Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park (formerly Cougar Field). The matchup will be the first of two meetings between the Bearkats and the Cougars.
On Monday, Belton was named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week.The Conroe High School product earned two wins and as many saves, helping the Bearkats move to 4-0 last week
Sam Houston was given new life in the top of the ninth on an Abilene Christian miscue before eventually winning 2-1 in the 13th inning for the three-game sweep.
Heath Donica permitted just one run (none earned) while scattering five hits and striking out seven without allowing a walk as the Bearkats defeated Abilene Christian on Saturday afternoon.
After falling behind a run entering the seventh, Sam Houston scored three times and added an insurance run an inning later to defeat Abilene Christian 6-3 in the three-game opener on Friday night.
The Sam Houston baseball team, who sit just ½ a game back of league-leader Southeastern Louisiana, welcome Abilene Christian for a three-game set beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
With Sam Houston trailing by a run with two outs and runners on second and third in the ninth, Clayton Harp lined a single to left, plating two runs to give the Bearkats a 6-5 victory against Baylor.
The Bearkats conclude their six-game road trip on Tuesday, visiting Baylor for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch. Sam Houston sends right-hander Spence Rahm (0-3, 7.71 ERA) to the mound.
Making just his second career start against Incarnate Word on Saturday, Sam Houston State freshman Clayton Harp looked like a major leaguer in a college uniform.
Sam Houston starter Riley Gossett matched zeroes with UIW's Cody Richey before the Bearkats broke open for one run in the fifth, three in the sixth and two in both the eighth and ninth for an 8-2 win.