SFA Looks To Stay Hot At McNeese State
April 11, 2013
Game Notes & What To Watch For:
- The `Jacks will look to keep its momentum rolling this weekend when it travels to Lake Charles for a three-game weekend series at McNeese State. SFA is coming off a three-game sweep of Oral Roberts last weekend in Nacogodches and a midweek victory at TCU on Wednesday, running its win streak to a season-long four games.
- SFA is 18-30 all-time against the Cowboys, including just 6-16 at Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles. The `Jacks are 3-3 in Lake Charles since returning the program for the 2006 season, winning two of three in their last trip to Lake Charles in 2011. SFA claimed a 7-0 win behind a complete-game shutout from Chase Greening in last year's season opener in Nacogodches before McNeese State responded with consecutive 4-1 wins to take the series.
- Hunter Dozier saw his 16-game hit streak come to and end on Sunday with an 0-for-3 outing in the series finale vs Oral Roberts; however, a walk in his final at-bat did extend his streak of reaching base and two singles on Wednesday at TCU pushed the streak to 22 consecutive games. He has 18 walks to only 12 strikeouts in those 22 games, while hitting safely in 20 of them with a .458 batting average, .549 on-base percentage and .892 slugging percentage.
- Since taking over a late-inning role early in the year, reliever Brett Higginbotham has been nearly unhittable. In his last 11 appearances, the sidewinding senior righty has the following numbers: 3-1 record, 3 saves, 0.47 ERA, 19.0 IP, 9 hits allowed, .148 batting average, 1 run allowed, 19 strikeouts and just four walks.
- Dozier is cementing his name in the SFA record books this season, having already set the all-time doubles record and rapidly moving up in a number of other categories. The junior infielder needs just one more double to reach 50 for his career picked up his 100th career RBI on Wednesday at TCU with a run-scoring single. He also has moved into fourth all-time in hits and needs 35 more hits to surpass Zach Gardner's 223 hits for the all-time top mark at SFA.
- SFA made two errors on Wednesday at TCU, its first fielding miscues in five games. The errors snapped a streak of 45.1 consecutive innings without an error for the `Jacks, the longest such streak since the program was resurrected in 2006.