Bearkats Got Even With Dallas Baptist, Have Chance For Series Win

By Cheval John

Courtesy of the Longhorn Network

Sam Houston State has a chance to take the series today at 1 p.m. after defeating Dallas Baptist 12-2 last night at Don Sanders Stadium in Huntsville, Texas.

The Bearkats (5-1) was clicking on offense with timely hits.

Luke Plucheck, went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Hayden Simerly also was 3 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Ryan Farney, was 1 for 1 with three RBIs, a run scored and a walk.

Sam Houston got quality pitching from starter Andrew Godail.

Godail got his second win of the season after going five innings and giving up a run on three hits and three strike outs.

Sam Odom pitched four innings in relief and recorded his first save of the season.

Dallas Baptist are now 5-1 after suffering their first loss of the season.

The Patriots couldn’t replicate their offense from the day before as they left 10 men on base

It seemed as if it was going to be deja vu for the Bearkats again when they had a Sam Houston an opportunity to break the scoreless tie in the second inning.

Ryan O’Hearn issued a walk with one out in the bottom of the first.

With two outs, Simerly issued with a walk to make it first and second.

Carter Burgess followed with a walk to load the bases.

However, they couldn’t capitalize as Drew Smith got Corey Toups to fly out to end the inning.

Dallas Baptist took advantage of their opportunity in the top of the second when Camden Duzenack hit a bloop RBI single that landed just inside the fair line to make it 1-0.

Trevin Sonnier hit a two out infield single, advanced to second on a pass ball and scored from second on Duzenack’s single.

Finally, Sam Houston were able to capitalized with four runs in the bottom of the third inning for a 4-1.

Plucheck started the party with a one out double to left field. Farney followed with a walk.

Then, O’Hearn issued a walk to load the bases.

A wild pitch allowed Farney to score the second run.

Anthony Azar’s sacrifice fly drove in the third run.

Then, Simerly’s RBI single drove in the fourth run.

Dallas Baptist pulled within a 4-2 lead courtesy of Austin Listi’s solo moon shot to left field.

Sam Houston exploded for three runs in the bottom of the third for a 7-2 lead.

A sacrifice bunt by Farney allowed Toups, who led off with a single and advanced to third on Plucheck’s single, scored the fifth run.

It seemed as if the Patriots would have gotten out of the third inning after Colt Atwood hit a routine ground ball to second.

However, Duzenack bobbled the ball and Atwood reached first to keep the inning alive.

That allowed O’Hearn to hit a two-run, double to extend it to 7-2.

Sam Houston added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 9-2 on RBI singles by Toups and Plucheck.

The Bearkats increased their lead to 11-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-run single by Farney.

Sam Houston added one more for good measure in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it 12-2.

About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency which helps small to mid-sized businesses use social media correctly to build a loyal following and in the process become more profitable. Cheval is also the host of "What's The Word?" a podcast about finding out what inspires people to choose their respective careers and how social media impacted their lives and business. He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, "8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn." He has spoken at Social Media Week Lima in Ohio and at Social Media Day Houston 2017 about topics around live streaming and podcasting. Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016 and 2017.

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