Senior Brett Thornell finished 2-for-3 in SFA's 10-8 loss to Creighton on Tuesday.
May 13, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Brothers Brett Thornell and Kyle Thornell combined for five hits, five RBI, three runs scored, two doubles and a triple for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team in a 10-8 loss to Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on Tuesday afternoon.
The brothers proved to be a major factor in the SFA (18-33) lineup, which was outhit 13-8 by the Bluejays (28-15-1). Brett Thornell finished 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored, while Kyle Thornell was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, triple, two RBI and a run scored.
‘Jacks Matthew Dickey, Gevon Jackson and Dan O’Neill all recorded one hit in the loss. Dickey was 1-for-4 with a double and run score. Both Jackson and O’Neill picked up pinch-hit singles.
Freshman Jarred Greene (2-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits, including a solo homerun, across two innings of relief. SFA used five relievers after starter Cameron Gann, who lasted just two innings, with senior Justin Hunsaker being the most effective. Hunsaker pitched two scoreless innings, recording two strikeouts and scattering three hits in nine batters faced.
The ‘Jacks struck first, scoring four runs in the opening frame. After Dickey and senior Ricardo Sanchez opened the game with a double down the left field line and a walk, both advanced on a wild pitch, before scoring on a single to left field from Brett Thornell. Senior Zach Marberry and Kyle Thornell then both reached on a hit by pitch and walk to load the bases, before Brett Thornell scored on a wild pitch. Marberry was delivered in the next at bat on a sac fly from freshman Nick Ramos.
Creighton responded with three runs in the bottom of the first, the first of three, three-run innings for the Bluejays, to make it 4-3.
SFA scored one run in both the third and fifth innings, but Creighton responded with three runs in each to take a 9-6 lead on the ‘Jacks through five innings.
The two teams both scored runs in the eighth inning, before SFA added one in the top of the ninth to fall 10-8.
The ‘Jacks will close their non-conference schedule at 6:00 p.m. tonight against Nebraska-Omaha behind freshman Patrick Ledet.