'Jacks Crush Pioneers In Saturday Doubleheader
March 8, 2008
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - In a weird way the SFA baseball team actually picked up three wins on Saturday, even though they only hit the diamond for two.
The Lumberjacks crushed Northeast Conference foe Sacred heart 19-5 in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader before notching a 13-10 win in the second game. In the midst of that, the first game of the series that was played on Thursday but was suspended due to darkness and looming inclement weather, was conceded with the 'Jacks leading 8-1 after seven innings.
The trio of wins pushes SFA's record to 7-5 on the year while Sacred Heart drops to 0-8. It was the first time SFA has ever scored double-digits in a doubleheader, and the first time it had scored 10 or more runs in consecutive games since May 6 and May 11 of last season.
SFA jumped out in front in both games of the Saturday set, including a three-run first inning in game one that saw Noel Trevino take Pioneers' starter Chris Barthel off the center field wall for a two-run triple as the big hit of the frame.
Trevino finished with a huge afternoon, going 6-for-8 with nine RBI in the twin bill, including a six-RBI performance in game two. Trevino went deep twice in that game - a two-run homer to right in the fifth inning, and another two-run shot over the left field fence just one inning later.
The other big performer for the 'Jacks was leadoff man Zach Gardner who had his best offensive output of the season in the early game. Gardner picked up his first home run of the season in a wacky home half of the eighth inning, capping his 4-for-6 performance where he drove in four of SFA's 19 runs and scored another pair. He added another 3-for-5 exhibit in the second game, including an RBI and his sixth double of the year.
Heath Konesheck earned his first win of the season in game one and Erich Lehman picked up his first win this year in game two, his 18th of his career. Richard Folmer earned the save in game two, the first save by any Lumberjack in '08.
SFA concludes its series with Sacred Heart on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and then travels to Houston for one game with the Cougars on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks open up SLC play next Friday when its hosts a three-game series with Southeastern Louisiana.