UCA Rips 'Jacks To Even Series
May 12, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Central Arkansas erupted for nine runs in the second inning in the 14-1 run-rule over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team to even the series 1-1 Saturday afternoon at Jaycees Field.
Cameron Gann (5-3) took the loss, surrendering six runs (all earned) off of five hits, with one walk in an inning and a third. The `Jacks would use five pitchers in all in the game, the longest outing coming from Fabian Arcizo, who went three and two-thirds innings on the rubber, allowing two runs (both earned) on five hits, with one walk and three strikeouts.
SFA (20-30, 13-16 SLC) recorded seven hits on the day, with three coming in the `Jacks final at bat. Seven different Lumberjacks recorded a hit on the day, highlighted by Zach Benson's double to lead off the seventh.
UCA (24-24, 15-14 SLC) took a 1-0 lead, pushing one across in the opening frame without recording a hit in the inning. After Gann put the first two Bear batters on, with a walk to Forrestt Allday and Blake Marchal reaching on a hit by pitch, a fielder's choice to Ethan Harris put runners at the corners before Bryan Wilson's sac fly to center field brought in Allday. The run was the first earned run allowed by Gann hi his last five starts.
After Caleb McClanahan (5-4) retired the side in the bottom of the frame, the Bears exploded for nine runs off nine hits, to stake themselves to a ten-run lead over the Lumberjacks in the top of the second. With one out and a runner on second, Gann surrendered four consecutive base hits, two for extra bases with a double from Blake Robertrs and triple to Allday, before being lifted from the game. After Brett Higginbotham was unable to record an out after three batters faced, the `Jacks once again went to the pen, bringing in Fabian Arcizo, who recorded the final two outs in the frame.
The Bears would add four more with one run in the fifth and three in the sixth inning to cap off the run-rule 14-1 to even the series. SFA's lone run came in the bottom of the seventh. After McClanahan, three outs away from shutting out the `Jacks in his complete game effort, surrendered a lead-off double to Benson, retired the next two before surrendering an RBI single into the right-center gap to Bryce Cummings to get SFA on the board.
SFA will try to get back on track when the pit Colton Eubanks against Ryan Angus in the conference series conclusion Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.