The McNeese Cowboys took the lead on the first pitch of the game and never looked back, handing the Sam Houston State Bearkats a 10-2 loss on Saturday at Don Sanders Stadium, evening the weekend series at one win apiece.
Clayton Harp's walk-off RBI single capped a ninth-inning rally for the Sam Houston State Bearkats as they took the series opener from first-place McNeese, 10-9, on Friday night at Don Sanders Stadium.
The Bearkats host Southland Conference-leader McNeese, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Sam Houston, which has played three fewer league games than the Cowboys, sits 3 ½ games off the pace.
Left-hander Kyle Backhus did not allow a hit through four-plus innings and Sam Houston jumped on the Cougars early and often in route to a 12-2 Don Sanders Cup-series clinching victory at Schroeder Park on Tuesday night.
Sam Houston visits No. 12 Houston at 6:30 p.m. in the second game of the inaugural Don Sanders Cup. The Bearkats knocked off the Cougars, 5-4, last week in Sugar Land.
The confines of Bear Stadium have not been kind to Sam Houston State over the years. That remained true again as Central Arkansas secured the sweep on Sunday.
The Bearkats dropped their fourth-consecutive league game, 5-3, as Central Arkansas plated three runs in the eighth inning to sweep doubleheader action.
Sam Houston State overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth but could muster nothing more as Central Arkansas used a two-out single in the 10th inning to defeat the Bearkats, 3-2.
Inclement weather has caused the postponement of Friday's originally scheduled game between Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas from Bear Stadium.
Sam Houston State hits the road for its longest trip of the season, taking on Central Arkansas in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. from Bear Stadium.
Sam Houston upended No. 12 Houston, 5-4, capturing the opening game of the inaugural Don Sanders Cup by riding a strong start from Hayden Wesneski.
Sam Houston State opens its inaugural game of the Don Sanders Cup on Tuesday, facing off against Houston at 7 p.m. from Sugar Land's Constellation Field.