Bobcats Shut Out `Jacks In Tourney Championship

Colton Eubanks struck out five in 5.1 innings of quality relief in the SLC Tournament title game.
Colton Eubanks struck out five in 5.1 innings of quality relief in the SLC Tournament title game.

May 28, 2011

Box Score

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Texas State righty Joseph Dvorsky made his first career start a good one on Saturday, tossing a complete-game shutout in the championship game of the Southland Conference Tournament in Texas State's 9-0 win over SFA at Bobcat Ballpark.

With the win Texas State (40-21) clinches the automatic berth into an NCAA regional to be announced on Monday, while the Lumberjacks (37-23) will await the selection committee's verdict as to if its season will continue or not. If SFA is left out of the tournament field, Saturday's game will have put a cap on the finest season in program history in a year where the `Jacks won a school-record 37 games and advanced to its first tournament title game.

The Bobcats accounted for seven of their runs in the first two innings to stake Dvorsky to a comfortable lead before Colton Eubanks stopped the bleeding with 5.1 innings of outstanding relief, setting down 13 in a row at one point and striking out five hitters one day after 2.2 innings of scoreless relief against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday.

Justin Braddock took the loss, allowing seven runs in just 1.1 innings, while Dvorsky went to 3-0 on the year on 108 pitches. He struck out five and did not issue a single walk in the game.

Jarid Scarafiotti finished 2-for-3 with a double, accounting for half of SFA's hit total on the night.

A an RBI single from Jeff McVaney and a three-run homer by Andrew Stumph in the first inning ended up being all of the run support that Dvorsky would need after the Bobcat catcher golfed a 2-0 pitch over the left-field fence to put the `Cats out in front early.

One inning later the Bobcats added three more scores on an RBI single from Bret Atwood, a bases-loaded walk to Kyle Kubitza and a balk. That staked the `Cats to a comfortable 7-0 edge and Dvorsky did not allow a base runner other than Scarafiotti until a leadoff single by Darren Crabtree in the seventh inning.

Eubanks did his part in the meantime, shutting down the `Cats from the second inning until the seventh when Kyle Kubitza snapped his string of 13 consecutive hitters retired with a jet-stream homer over the left-center field fence that increased the lead to 8-0. Cory Falvey added an RBI single to close out the scoring two batters later before the `Jacks brought in Cody Priest and Jason West to pitch the final 1.1 innings.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, both Bryson Myles and Scarafiotti were named to the all-tournament team. Bobcat first baseman Casey Kalenkosky was named the tournament MVP.



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