No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Topples Top-Seeded Sam Houston State

first_imgSam Houston State looked to add to their lead in the home-half of the sixth, loading the bases on a Jackson Loftin walk, but Diego Davila fanned at a 2-2 pitch to bring an end to the inning. The winning runs came by virtue of a two-run shot that just cleared the left-field wall by Enrique Sanchez Jr., the first long-ball of the season and just the second of the senior Houston native’s career. David Worrell picked up his seventh save with two innings of hitless relief, striking out three Sam Houston batters along the way.The Bearkats await the loser of the final game on Wednesday between No. 4 Incarnate Word and No. 5 McNeese, while A&M-Corpus Christi advances to take on the winner. Following the Sanchez Jr. dinger, the Bearkats opted to bring in Dominic Robinson, who no-hit the Islanders with three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings. Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, top seed Sam Houston State is headed to the loser’s bracket after No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topped the Bearkats 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Constellation Field.center_img The Bearkats were unable to take advantage of another scoring opportunity in the eighth, closing the inning with back-to-back strikeouts to strand runners at second and third.BSB: Bases loaded with one out, Worrell proceeds to strike out Bohnert & Loftin. @IslandersBSB keep 2-1 advantage over @BearkatsBSB as we head to 9th.Islanders need 3 more outs to take down #1 seed.?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/QbmxHCuLoA— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The scoring nearly opened in the top of the second, when the Islanders put two runners in scoring position with a pair of one-out singles. On a Steven Rivera-Chijin grounder, Thomas Jeffries IV was tagged out at home on the throw from all-defensive pick Riley McKnight. Following a Chijin stolen base to put runners back at second and third, Wesneski induced his fifth grounder of the game to escape the jam. In the bottom of the fourth, lefty Gavin Johnson broke up A&M-Corpus Christi starter John Gaddis’ no-hitter with a difficult feat: a home run to right field against double-digit winds blowing directly in to home plate.BSB: BOOM! 2-run bomb by Sanchez, his first HR of the season. @IslandersBSB takes 2-1 lead over @bearkatsbsb, top 7th. ?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/jLOw5Dpunt— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019last_img

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