In a game that took a little over three hours, the SHSU baseball team dominated the Texas Southern Tigers in convincing fashion on Wednesday night.
The Bearkats used seven pitchers in route to a 14-3 romp over the Tigers. Lefthander Spencer Parish started for Sam Houston and struggled, going three innings giving up three runs and walking five. After three straight walks to start the third, Parish was pulled and a pitching carousel ensued for the Bearkats. Reliever Cody Springer got the win for the Kats, pitching a scoreless inning. Starter Danilio Carcamo got the loss for the Tigers
The Kats hammered the Tigers early and often, scoring 12 runs in the first three innings. SHSU utilized the long ball against the opposition as they belted three homers off Tiger pitching. Centerfielder Keith Stein hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the first to give the Kats a lead that they would never relinquish. Third baseman Seth Hammock had a big game, driving in three runs including a two-run homer in the third. Right fielder Todd Sebek went 2-for-3, hiting a solo shot in the fourth inning.
The Kats broke the game wide open in the second inning, posting seven runs in the frame. Catcher Heath Pugh, DH Ryan Trevino and first baseman Daniel Nottebart contributed as each collected a pair of hits.
Yet the Bearkat players have little time to celebrate as they prepare for an upcoming series against Texas State.
“Tonight was big. We lost a tough one last night against Dallas Baptist in the last inning so it was good to get back on track,” Left fielder Bobby Verbick said. “The momentum tonight was big. A lot of guys got in there and got to show their stuff.”