March 29, 2008
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Northwestern State Demons took an early lead over SFA and starter Heath Henningan made it stand up as the SFA baseball team fell to Northwestern State 6-2 at Jaycees Field on Saturday.
SFA (11-13, 1-7) did not have an extra-base hit off of Hennigan, who went 6.2 innings with eight strikeouts and no walks for the Demons (15-10, 7-1) to pick up his second win of the year.
Lance Luetge gave up a run in each of the first three innings before SFA cracked the scoreboard in the third. Down 3-0, SFA got a leadoff single from Matt Whatley and two batters moved to second base when Kai Kirby walked. Jeff Brewer then got his second hit of the game - a single through the left side - that got under the glove of Demons' left fielder Jordan Nipp and allowed both Whatley and Kirby to come around to score to cut the lead to 3-2.
However, that is as close as SFA would get as Northwestern State got a pair of unearned runs off of Luetge in the fifth inning to push the lead back to three.
Erik Gregersen and Vince Wade combined to pitch the final three innings, only allowing two hits and one run between them.
The `Jacks and Demons finish up the series at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday with Erich Lehmann scheduled to duel against Demons' righty Clayton Cooper.
The game can be heard live on KSFA 860AM.