Hunter Dozier hit his league-leading 15th home run of the year on Tuesdsay at HBU.
May 7, 2013
HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Baptist capitalized on a pair of two-run innings and held on for a 4-3 win over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday at Husky Field in the final midweek game of the year for the Lumberjacks.
Hunter Dozier had two of SFA's (25-24) five hits on the day, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning that accounted for the first two Lumberjack runs of the day.
Husky starter Curtis Jones was solid in his start, earning the win with just two runs allowed in 6.1 innings of work to go to 3-0 for the season. He struck out three and walked just one. Kobie Hadjik earned his second save of the season with 1.1 innings of relief, including three strikeouts.
Blake Rhodes took the loss for the `Jacks, allowing just two runs in 2.1 innings, but walking five without a strikeout. He fell to 0-1 on the year.
The Huskies left six runners on base in the first two innings before finally getting on the board in the bottom of the third. A base hit, hit batter and a walk loaded the bases and a wild pitch scored Curtis Jones to put HBU up 1-0. Another walk loaded the sacks and the `Jacks went to Cameron Gann who got the next to batters to end the inning, including a sacrifice fly from Samm Wiggins that stretched the lead to 2-0.
HBU added two more in the fifth on an RBI triple from Josh Foust deep to the right-center field wall, a hit that was followed by a bunt RBI single from CJ Jarvis to give the Huskies a 4-0 lead going to the sixth.
Dozier cut the lead in half one inning later with one swing, crushing a two-run homer to left field to cut the lead to 4-2. The shot was the 15th of the year and the third for him in his last two games. SFA trimmed the lead down to 4-3 in its half of the seventh on an RBI fielder's choice from Joseph Olson that scored Jackson Hood.
The `Jacks got a base runner in each of the final two innings, including a base hit from Hood in the ninth, but Hajdik got pinch hitter Gevon Jackson to fly out before striking out Olson to close out the win.
SFA will now begin the stretch run of Southland play, starting on Friday when it travels to Central Arkansas to open a three-game set with the Bears.