SFA Stays Hot With Win At DBU
April 16, 2013
DALLAS, Texas - Hunter Dozier had four hits and Max Lamantia had a home run and three RBI as the Stephen F. Austin Lumberajcks stayed hot with a convincing 8-3 win over Dallas Baptist on Tuesday at Horner Ballpark.
It was the seventh win in SFA's (19-17) last eight games, and its first win over the Patriots (20-17) in Dallas since 2007. It also avenges a 5-3 loss to DBU in Nacogdoches just over a month ago.
Dozier put together his third four-hit game of the season, smacking three doubles to run his season total to 19. Meanwhile, the `Jacks got a 2-for-4 night from Lamantia, including three RBI and his third home run of the season.
Cameron Gann won his second consecutive midweek start with 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits to move to 3-4 on the year before handing it off to four bullpen arms.
Drew Smith fell to 0-1 on the year, allowing two runs on four hits in 3.0 innings as one of five Patriot arms to see action.
SFA pounded out 14 hits on the night, six for extra bases, with five players picking up at least two hits on the evening.
It took little time for the `Jacks to jump all over DBU starter Drew Smith, getting an RBI double from Dozier and an RBI single from Ricardo Sanchez in the top of the first.
Gann did not allow a hit until the fourth, getting a great catch from Rene' Moreda at the wall to end the inning on a fly ball from Austin Listi to end that inning. Dozier then struck again in the fifth with an RBI double to the right-center field gap to score Brett Thornell, who reached on a single on batter prior. Max Lamantia then made it 4-0 with a leadoff home run to left-center field to start the SFA sixth inning.
The Patriots did not get on the board until the sixth when they loaded the bases on three straight singles to open the inning against reliever Cory Maltz; however, all they could muster against the SFA righty was a sacrifice fly from Duncan McAlpine.
SFA then answered quickly with a pair of runs in its half of the seventh, starting it off with Dozier's third double of the night and getting runs on RBI singles from both Freddy Villlalobos and Lamantia, giving SFA a 6-1 lead.
Chane Lynch got one back for the Patriots, greeting Kevin Bishop with a solo home run in the seventh; but, SFA answered itself in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly from Lamantia to score Sanchez after a leadoff triple, and a groundout from Joseph Olson after a double and a wild pitch moved Gevon Jackson to third.
DBU got a run back in the final frame on an RBI from Boomer Collins, but that was all they could manage.
The `Jacks next host Southeastern Louisiana in a three-game series this weekend beginning Friday night at Jaycees Field.