`Jacks Head To SHSU For Weekend Series
May 1, 2014
Stephen F. Austin (17-27, 8-13 SLC) at Sam Houston State (31-14, 13-8 SLC)
• The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team will play their second to last Southland Conference road series, heading to Sam Houston State this weekend. The three-games series at Don Sanders Stadium will begin in a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday, followed by tilts at 4:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
• The `Jacks enter the weekend at 17-27 overall and 8-13 in Southland Conference play. Last week, SFA dropped three-of-four, falling 7-6 to Dallas Baptist on April 22 in 10 innings after holding a 6-0 lead through three innings. The `Jacks then got a complete-game effort from junior Dillon Mangham in 10-2 series-opening victory over Lamar, before falling 7-3 and 5-4 over the final two games. SFA fell to No. 13 TCU most recently, falling 14-4 on April 29. SHSU enters the weekend 31-14 overall and 13-8 in SLC action.
• The `Jacks will start Mangham on Friday and senior Kevin Bishop on Saturday, with a pitcher to be determined on Sunday. SFA will see junior Tyler Eppler, senior Jason Simms and freshman Sam Odom on the mound for the Beakats across the series.
Players of Note
• Senior Zach Marberry currently leads the league with 15 doubles, boasting a .282/.456/.371 split. Marberry's doubles mark ranks 41st in the nation. SFA ranks second in the conference with 74 doubles as a team.
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