For Immediate Release
March 30, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
PORTALES, N.M. – Cameron’s baseball team split a doubleheader with Eastern New Mexico on Friday, falling in game one 4-2 but winning the second game 9-2; CU now leads the series 2-1.
In game one, Cameron took the early lead, scoring a run on an RBI groundout from Luke Hughes and one more on a Michael Flohr double in the second inning.
The Greyhounds cut the CU lead in half with an RBI single from Zach Shank in the fourth, and then took the lead with three runs in the sixth. Shank drove in another run on his second hit of the game and then Malcolm Smith doubled to score a pair, giving ENMU their 4-2 lead.
Cameron was held to just three hits, with none coming in the later three innings. Flohr provided two of those hits, while Trey Bigford had the other. Andrew Garza got the loss, his fourth of the year, giving up three earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in his six innings of work.
The Aggie offense, which looked non-existent in game one, rebounded in a big way in game two, scoring nine runs on 13 hits. The big inning game in the third, as CU got a pair of back-to-back two RBI doubles from Alberto Moralobo and Hughes to cap off the six run third.
Eastern New Mexico was able to cut into the lead with a two run inning in the fourth, but a few innings later, Cameron put up three more runs on the board to extend their lead to seven runs. Moralobo and Hughes came up big again, each driving in a run on back-to-back doubles. Micah Kaaukai capped off the inning with a single through the left side to bring in Hughes.
Reid Garrett continued his streak of strong starts, going all seven innings, while giving up just the two runs on nine hits with six strikeouts. He did well pitching out of trouble, leaving 10 Greyhound runners on the base paths in his team leading fifth win of the year.
Kaaukai recorded four hits to lead CU at the plate, while Hughes and Moralobo each had three RBI in game two of the doubleheader; Hughes ended the day with four RBI total.
Cameron is now 13-17 on the year and 3-4 in Lone Star Conference contests, while ENMU moves to 15-12 overall and 1-6 in league play.
Leading 2-1 now, the Aggies will try to secure the series win over the Greyhounds on Saturday as the play the series finale on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT).