The victory ended a four-game losing streak for the Bearkats as SHSU upped its season record to 13-16. Texas Southern dropped to 16-17.
The Bearkats totaled 15 hits as Braeden Riley, Greg Olson and Ryan Mooney also produced multi-hit games. Riley went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Olson was 2-4 and Mooney 2-for-4. Both Mooney's hits were doubles and Riley also had a pair of two-baggers.
Sam Houston scored its first run in the second inning, four in the third, one run each in the fourth, fifth and eighth and two in the seventh.
Texas Southern managed only four hits. Brandon Kimbrel (3-0) was the winning pitcher, starting and going the first four innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two.
Next home action at Don Sanders Stadium for the Bearkats will be a Southland Conference series with McNeese State beginning Friday night.
Tickets for Sam Houston State baseball home games are on sale online at www.gobearkats.com. All Sam Houston students, faculty and staff receive free admission with their SHSU BearkatOne I.D. cards. For $2, students and faculty/staff can upgrade their seats with reserved chairback seat. Offer is available at the ticket booth the day of the game.
For more information on other exciting ticket offers like the "Friday Family Pack Tickets" or "Super Tuesday" Mini-Pack Tickets, go to the "Opening Day Sale" link or contact the Sam Houston State ticket office located in the Ron Mafrige Field House at Bowers Stadium. The ticket office telephone number is (936) 294-1729.