CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Southeastern rallied for five runs in the sixth inning of both games and went on to sweep Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-4 and 7-4 on Friday.
Trailing 3-0 in the first game, SLU (18-6) loaded the bases on two singles and an error. Daniel Midyett, Kevin Carr and Ryan Byers all had run-producing singles in the inning.
The second game followed a similar script as Ryan Byer’s two-run single highlighted a five-run sixth propelling SLU to the win.
HINDS CC 7, BRCC 3: Hinds (18-1) got a home run from Tyler Cox as it built a 6-2 lead through five innings, and cruised to its win. BRCC (17-17-1) couldn’t take advantage of 12 hits. Trey Bailey, Nick Ber and Nick Marvin each had two hits for the Bears. BRCC’s Jessie Nigro (3-2) took the loss.
LAMAR 8, UNO 1: Lamar battered three UNO pitchers for 15 hits as the Cardinals took an easy win at Maestri Field.
Lamar (9-12) scored single runs in the first and third innings, and added two more in the fifth with the help of two Privateer errors.
The Cardinals stretched the lead to 8-0 with four runs in the seventh. Lamar opened that frame with three singles to push across the first run. An error and two sacrifice flies pushed across the next three.
Alex Smith gave up four runs in five innings to take the loss for UNO (8-13).
GEORGIA STATE 7, UL-LAFAYETTE 6 (10): Matt Rose’s bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th forced in the winning run for Georgia State (14-7). UL-Lafayette reliever Colton Lee allowed singles to Ryan Blanton and Justin Jones before intentionally walking Caden Bailey to load the bases. Rose worked the count to 3-1 before taking ball four.
UL-Lafayette (10-8) rallied from a 4-1 deficit with a four-run sixth. Joe Robbins had an RBI single, and two runs scored on wild pitches during the at-bat.
SAM HOUSTON STATE 2-6, NICHOLLS STATE 1-1: Sam Houston’s Miles Manning singled in pinch runner Wyatt Powell with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth of the first game.
The Bearkats had taken a 1-0 lead in the first when Bryce Johnson singled, and eventually scored on an erro. Nicholls (11-10-1, 3-5 Southland Conference) tied the score in the seventh on Tanner Vandevere’s RBI single after Justin Smith’s double.
Sam Houston carried the momentum into the second game where it scored all six runs in the first two innings. The Bearkats got four in the first on four singles, two walks and a hit batter.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN 5, McNEESE STATE 0: In Abilene, Texas, ACU’s Garrett deMeyere (2-2) lasted 7.1 innings, and three Wildcat pitchers combined to shut out McNeese in Southland Conference action at ACU.
McNeese (15-7) picked up nine hits but stranded 12 runner. Losing pitcher Kaleb Fontenot (3-2) allowed three runs in seven innings.
ACU scored two runs in the second, one in the fourth and two in the eighth. Designated hitter Jeff Clarke led the Wildcats’ offense with a 3 for 3 showing.
SOUTHERN MISS 13-1, LA. TECH 4-2: At Ruston, Mason Paxton scored from third on a wild pitch as Louisiana Tech (9-10, 1-4 Conference USA) won the second game 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth. In the first game, Southern Miss got 17 hits and 13 runs. Tech was as close as 6-3 after five innings, but the Eagles scored three runs in the sixth and eighth innings.