Feb. 12, 2006
WACO, Texas -
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears took the first game, 8-3. The second game was a close game, but Baylor recorded a 3-1 victory.
The Bears jumped to an 8-0 lead over SFA in game one before the `Jacks cracked the scoreboard in the ninth inning. The `Jacks loaded the bases with nobody out due to some solid hitting and a Baylor fielding error. Junior Jeremy Arterburn recorded a pinch-hit single to score Hunter Bell. Trailing 8-2, freshman Gabe Garcia-Serrano recorded a two-out single to score Adam Bosley to cut the deficit to 8-3, but the `Jacks could get no closer.
Junior Jake Leonhardt took the loss, surrendering eight hits and six earned runs on the day. Freshman first baseman Adam Bosley went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored. Junior Chris Smith added two hits in four plate appearances, and scored a run.
The second game set up as a pitcher's duel as both teams were held scoreless going into the fourth inning. Baylor broke the scoreless tie with a run in the bottom half of the fourth, but the `Jacks battled back in their half of the sixth inning. Garcia-Serrano led off the inning with a double down the left-field line. After Kyle Freeman laid down the sacrifice bunt to advance Garcia-Serrano to third, Smith drove him in with a sacrifice fly to right field.
The score would remain tied until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Bears pushed two runs across the plate. Smith led off the `Jacks' half of the ninth with a leadoff walk, but SFA stranded him at second to end the game.
Sophomore Kyle Watson went six innings surrendering four walks, only one earned run and no hits. Watson also struck out two Bears on the afternoon. Smith, Clay Britton, Garcia-Serrano and junior Steven Hill each recorded hits in the second game. Smith finished 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
The `Jacks return to action Tuesday when they travel to Houston to take on the Cougars. The game against Houston is slated to begin at 6 p.m. from Cougar Field.