Aggies earn series sweep with 6-3 win over Dustdevils

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Krista Pylant – Sports Information Assistant
 
LAREDO, Texas – The Cameron baseball team closed out their series with Texas A&M-International with a 6-3 win on Saturday afternoon.

The sweep brings Cameron to 5-1 on the young season while the Dustdevils go 0-3 in their opening weekend.

Cole Williams led the Aggies at the plate hitting two doubles and scoring two runs. As catcher he recorded six putouts and picked off a runner with a throw to second base. Michael Flohr also had two hits and batted in one run.

CU’s Skyler Henderson (2-1) earned the win facing seven batters, allowing just one run on two hits. He took over for CU’s starter Tyler Garcia who pitched 4.1 innings.

Sean Maher got his first save of the year as he faced four batters in the ninth, retiring two on groundouts, walking one and ended the game on a strikeout swinging.

The Aggies got things started first in the top of the second as Williams doubled and three walks helped CU score their first run. Cameron extended their lead to 3-0 after scoring on a fielder’s choice and an error.

Things got worse for TAMUI’s starter Kyle Kieschnick who allowed the Aggies to score again on a bases loaded walk after starting the inning with a hit by pitch. Joseph Fortuny then singled Williams home for his second run of the day to take a 5-0 CU lead.

The bottom of the third saw TAMUI’s first score as All-Heartland Conference First Team Alex Cabezas hit an RBI double. The Dustdevils made it 5-2 with another RBI double in the sixth.

In the seventh inning, CU reliever Abraham Renteria ran into trouble on the mound with bases loaded. Gaige Vines came in for him, and a score on a fielder’s choice made it 5-3 game.

Luke Hughes gave the Aggies an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI single making it a 6-3 ballgame.

The CU bullpen did not allow another hit as Maher closed out the game with the save.

The Aggies will be back at McCord Field on Tuesday for a lone contest with Oklahoma Baptist.

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