Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5 Sam Houston State 1
The Islanders struck first in the top of the first on firstbaseman Trey Hernandez’s (1-3) two-run homerun that gave them a 2-0 lead. It was his 11th of the season and the 50th of his career as a Islander.
The Bearkats pulled within one in the bottom of the second on a RBI single by firstbaseman Daniel Nottebart (1-3). They had opportunities to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth and eighth inning, respectively.
Designated Hitter Chris Andreas (1-4) singled with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and advanced to second on shortstop Braeden Riley’s (2-4) single. Then thirdbaseman Kevin Miller (1-3) was robbed of a potential game-tying single by secondbaseman Jeramie Marek to end the inning.
Catcher Doug Oney (1-3) led off the bottom of the eighth with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by secondbaseman Ryan Mooney (1-3). Rightfielder Greg Olson (0-4) struck out to make it two outs. Then Andreas flied out to end the inning.
According to head coach Mark Johnson, “I am a little disappointed that we did not come out and play competitively.”
The final two games of the season will be played on Friday night and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively at Don Sanders Stadium. The pre- game ceremonies to honor coach Johnson willl be on Friday night.
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