Baseball vs. SELA
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
stop
Article Image
Play
Courtesy: Brian Blalock/SHSU
Kats Win Series over A&M-Corpus
Courtesy: GoBearkats.com
Release: 03/24/2013
Files available
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Box Score Box Score

spacer   Article Audio/Video spacer
spacer
  Play Video   Watch
BB highlights from AMCC game
  Play Video   Watch
David Pierce post AMCC

Sam Houston took an early lead and held onto it as the Bearkats defeated A&M-Corpus Christi 5-3 and won their first conference series of the year.

The Bearkats (12-11, 2-1) got on the board first when catcher Anthony Azar doubled to drive in second baseman Ryan Farney. Azar hit the ball sharply at the shortstop and it took a high hop after hitting the infield dirt.

SHSU added to their lead when they loaded the bases in the fourth inning. Right fielder Romeo Cortina singled to drive in two runs and make the score 3-0. The freshman had a team-leading five RBI in the series.

Caleb Smith picked up his second straight win, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. The junior right-hander allowed just two runs on four hits. Reliever Michael Burchett pitched the final 2 1/3 innings and registered his first save of the season.

The Kats never trailed in the game but the Islanders cut the lead to just one run in the seventh inning. A&M-Corpus led off the inning with a single from first baseman Jonathan Gonzales and a double by third baseman Brad Porras. Gonzalez scored on a fielder’s choice ground ball and Porras on a sacrifice fly in foul territory.

Sam Houston immediately got the runs back in the next half inning. Left fielder Luke Plucheck walked and scored on an infield single by shortstop Carter Burgess. Third baseman Kevin Miller singled and Burgess moved to third. Jessie Plumlee pinch-hit for first baseman Ryan O’Hearn and singled to drive in the Kats fifth run.

Burgess was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. The sophomore hit .500 in the series.

The Bearkats host top 25-ranked Rice Wednesday, March 26 for “Service Appreciation Night” at Don Sanders Stadium. That night the Bearkat baseball team will wear special “Warrior Camo Jerseys.”

Each of the 41 jerseys will be auctioned off to fans and proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. The jersey auction will be held online at www.gobearkats.com and will start on March 26 (game day) and end April 7. Bidding starts at $100. Fans can bid online during the Sam Houston versus Rice game.

Tickets for this event and all other game are available now at www.gobearkats.com/tickets or by visiting or calling the Sam Houston athletic ticket office at the Ron Mafrige Field House at (936) 294-1729.

Back
Shop Online Now
BearKatGear Ad
Auctions
DVD Store
Tickets
advertisement
TX FB
Louisville Slugger
Free Admission Banner
More On GoBears.com
LeftRight
Senior catch Anthony Azar stepping up for Kat baseball
Nationally-ranked wins at Minute Maid Park propel Kat baseball to national spotlight
Back-to-back seasons of success see league titles & NCAA trips
Six Bearkats selected to Southland Conference All-Decade team for the 2000s
Five SHSU baseball players on Southland 1990s All-Decade Team
Student-athletes produce another record GPA
Sam Houston student-athletes spread Christmas spirit
Alyssa Dooley
#1
Position: Middle Distance
Class: Senior
Presented by Villas on Sycamore
What has been your favorite gameday enhancement since adding the new board at Don Sanders Stadium?
Replays
New Inning Break Promos
HD Graphics
Live Action Shots
Presented by State Farm
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know ?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?
Did you know?