SFA leads a pack of seven teams within one game of first-place in conference play with 12 games to go.
SFA can exit the weekend in first place in the Southland with a win in the series finale on Sunday.
The 'Jacks and Lions are two of four teams tied atop the SLC standings entering the weekend.
SFA has won six of its last seven games after taking two of three from Cowboys.
Justin Choate will start the rubber match against the Cowboys on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Choate's 2012 Game-By-Game Statistics
2012: Appeared in 23 games, making six starts, as a junior ... posted a 0-5 record, with a 4.13 ERA in 61 innings pitched ... led the team with a 5.9 strikeout per game average ... .278 opponents batting average ... allowing 65 hits ... 35 runs ... 28 earned runs ... 40 strikeouts, 19 looking ... 16 walks ... surrendered 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs on the season ... 10 scoreless appearances ... made Division I debut with three innings pitched in relief, surrendering one earned run on two hits with a strikeout, in the season opener against Portland (2/17) ... made first career start, tossing career-high six innings, allowing five hits, four runs (two earned), with one walk and five strikeouts, in loss at No. 4 Texas A&M (2/21) ... also tossed six innings in two other starts, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts, at Sam Houston Sate (3/9) and in a three-hit performance, allowing three earned runs, with two walks and two strikeouts in the Southland Conference Tournament at Texas State (5/25) ... tossed five innings, surrendering two runs (one earned) on five hits, with four strikeouts at No. 17 Arkansas (4/17) ... recorded six consecutive relief appearances without allowing a earned run starting at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (4/21), spanning through Southeastern Louisiana series (5/4-6) and culminating against Central Arkansas (5/11) ... tossed five innings, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts against Nicholls (5/19) ... tossed three consecutive days in the Southland Conference Tournament with a 1.1 scoreless inning of relief surrendering one hit with one strikeout against Central Arkansas (5/24), six innings, surrendering three runs on three hits with two walks and a strikeout, in start against Texas State (5/25) and tossed a scoreless third of a inning in relief against Southeastern Louisiana (5/26).
Junior College: Received All Region XIV honors as a sophomore ... posted a 4-2 record on the mound ... with a 1.96 ERA ... Region 14 East All Star as a freshman ... helped lead Texarkana College to a share of the Region XIV championship ... posted a 4-0 record with one save ... with a 2.36 ERA ... struck out 26 in 34.3 innings.
High School: Compiled a 22-4 record during his time Hooks HS ... with 308 career strikeouts ... posted a 0.90 ERA as a senior ... with 133 strikeouts opposite 12 walks ... allowing just 33 hits ... earn 2009 all-state and all-area honors ... named All-District 12-2A MVP as a senior ... also all-area and all-district honors as a junior.