Nebraska-Omaha Downs `Jacks 10-4
May 13, 2014
PAPILLION, Neb. – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team closed their non-conference schedule with a 10-4 loss to Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday night at Fricke Field.
The Mavericks (27-29) plagued SFA (18-34) for three big innings in the second game of the day for the team, having lost 10-8 to Creighton hours earlier. UNO scored four runs in both the second and seventh innings, adding two runs in between in the fifth, while outhitting the ‘Jacks 15-8.
Junior Dan O'Neill led the SFA at the plate, turning in a 2-for-4 performance with two doubles, an RBI and run scored, as six other ‘Jacks recorded a hit.
Freshman Patrick Ledet saw his record fall to 0-5, surrendering four runs on six hits across four innings. Freshman Torin Hickman and junior Tyler Wiedenfeld each turned in scoreless appearances. Hickman recorded one strikeout and did not allow a base runner in an inning and a third, while Wiedenfeld worked around two hits and fanned one in the eighth.
After falling behind 4-0 to the Mavericks in the second inning, SFA scored three runs in the fourth to cut the lead to one. Freshman Matthew Dickey singled up the middle and stole second to open the frame, before coming in on a base hit to right field from senior Brett Thornell. Sophomore Kyle Thornell then followed with a single of his own to right field and O’Neill doubled through the right side to plate Brett Thornell. Kyle Thornell followed two batters later, scoring on an infield fielding error by Tyler Splichal.
The ‘Jacks, down 6-3, found the board again in the sixth, as senior Mackenzie Handel drove in O’Neill, who reached on his second double of the game, but UNO scored four runs on consecutive two-run doubles runs in the seventh to take the 10-4 final.
SFA will close the season with a three-game Southland Conference series at Houston Baptist beginning on Thursday.