For Immediate Release
May 4, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Cameron University baseball team dropped the first game of their final Lone Star Conference series at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday night, 14-2.
After a brief lightening delay, the two teams hit the diamond for the start of a crucial conference series that will be a determining factor in the makeup of the LSC Tournament field.
The Aggies got off to a promising start, scoring a run in the top of the first inning after Colton Adams singled with one out and then, after advancing to second on a Luke Hughes walk, came in to score on a RBI double off the bat of Cole Williams.
From there, it was all Texas A&M-Kingsville, as they scored seven runs in the bottom of the first, one in the fourth, and three in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Cameron got a run back in the top of the fifth, as Adams and Hughes teamed up with a single and a double back-to-back to add a run to the top half of the scoreboard. However, TAMUK’s relief pitcher Alex Canul threw two scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out four to secure the run-rule win in seven innings.
The Black and Gold recorded just six hits in the game, leaving seven runners on base. Adams led CU with two hits and two runs scored, while Hughes, Williams, Briton Schiewe, and Mitch Sloan each had one hit.
Tyler Garcia got the loss, giving up six runs on five hits in just 0.1 of an inning pitched. Abraham Renteria and Alex Wardcombined for the final 5.2 innings of work, giving up a total of eight runs on 10 hits with four Ks.
Cameron is now 15-29 on the year and 5-16 in league play, while the Javelinas move to 33-19 on the season with a 12-9 league mark.
The two teams will continue the series on Saturday afternoon, as they play a pair of seven inning contests that are set to begin at 1 p.m. in Kingsville.