For Immediate Release
April 29, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. – The Cameron University baseball fell to Tarleton State 17-6 in seven innings in the final game of a four game series against the Texans and the final CU home game of the year; TSU took all four games of the Lone Star Conference series.
Things looked promising for the Aggies to start the game, as they worked around a pair of hits in the top of the first, and then led off the bottom of the inning with three straight hits, with the third being a two run single from Cole Williams. After a pair of CU strikeouts, both Colton Adams and Michael Flohr walked to load the bases, but TSU got out of trouble with another strikeout to end the inning.
The top of the second was when the Texans did most of their damage, scoring eight runs on seven hits to take an 8-2 lead. Cameron got a pair back in the bottom of the frame, Briton Schiewe drove in Luke Hughes on a single through the right side and then Williams scored on wild pitch to cut the deficit to four.
Tarleton State then scored nine straight runs, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, three in the sixth, and two more in the seventh to take a 17-4 lead, leaving CU needing to score four runs in the bottom of the seventh to keep the game going.
Cameron threatened to reach that mark, as after an out to start the inning, David Madigan reach on an infield single, Adams walked, and then Flohr was hit by a pitch to load the bases for the Black and Gold. Andy Kralik then walked to bring in the first run of the inning, and after another out was recorded, Micah Kaaukai was hit by a pitch to bring in another run. However, the Texan pitcher was able to get Hughes to pop up into foul territory to end the game.
The Aggies totaled eight hits and left 11 runners on base in the contest. Kaaukai led CU with two hits, while Hughes scored twice and Williams had two RBI.
Tarleton State, who moves to 33-15 overall and 18-6 in LSC games, had 15 hits on the day with seven batters recorded two hit performances, including Ruben Rodriguez and Jared McCarver, who each had three RBI.
Cameron, who is now 15-28 overall and 5-15 in the LSC, will wrap up the regular season with a four game set at Texas A&M-Kingsville next weekend, May 4-6. CU is currently tied with Eastern New Mexico for sixth place in the conference standings.