TEXARKANA, Texas — Texas A&M University-Texarkana swept Jarvis Christian College, 13-2 and 14-7, in a college baseball doubleheader at George Dobson Field at Spring Lake Park on Friday.
"In the first game, we played good baseball," Eagles head coach Steve Jones said. "We didn't make any errors."
Jared Davis earned the win for the Eagles in the first game. Davis tossed six innings, gave up a run on three hits, walked one and struck out five. Wyatt Stavinoha went 5 for 5 with three runs scored for TAMU-T, while Ryan Peterson and Hunter Reid each had three RBI.
Starting Eagle pitcher Carter Coats earned the win in the second game, tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits, struck out 12 and hit a batter. Hunter Reid had a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while teammate Austin Majorsky went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.
"Jared was dialed in today, and he pitched really well," Jones said. "Carter is outstanding. Carter's biggest problem is that he throws too many strikes. He does get hit once in a while, but he had the 12 strikeouts. We have started to raise his pitch count because he is a long-inning, bullpen kind of guy. Carter got a little tired at the end, but he came out and gave us a great chance to win.
"We have to figure out how to shut batters down out of the bullpen. We're giving up a lot of runs out of the bullpen. We have to get it figured out and these guys have to come out and protect the innings."
The Eagles (20-13, 5-5) host Jarvis Christian College in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. today at George Dobson Field at Spring Lake Park.
Eagles 13, Bulldogs 2
Jack Skinner led off the Eagles' fourth with a single to left center. Stavinoha had a bunt single and Reid smacked an RBI double to right center as TAMU-T padded its lead, 6-0. Jaylan Prince walked to load the bases, and Chris McGinty hit a deep RBI single to center field.
Peterson walked with the bases juiced as another Eagle run scored, and Mateo Martinez's RBI single to left scored Prince. McGinty scored on a passed ball to extend the Eagles' lead, 10-0.
Jalen Thomas was the losing pitcher as he threw 3 1/3 innings, allowed 10 runs on nine hits and walked four. Michael Passarillo pitched in relief of Davis for TAMU-T. Passarillo tossed an inning, gave up a run on two hits, struck out a pair and walked one.
Stavinoha, who had singled, scored on a wild pitch in the fifth, and McGinty smacked a sacrifice fly RBI to center as TAMU-T built upon its lead to 12-0.
Jarvis Christian scratched a run across on an RBI single in the sixth to inch closer, 12-1. Cole Chambers laced in an RBI single through the hole at short for another Eagle run in the sixth frame.
TAMU-T put up four runs on four hits in the third. Skinner was hit by a pitch, Stavinoha hit a Texas leaguer to center and Chambers had a bunt single to load the bases. Skinner scored on an error to increase the Eagle lead, 2-0.
Prince popped a sacrifice fly RBI to left field, and Peterson hit a 2-run double to deep right field as TAMU-T took a 5-0 edge.
Chambers walked with two outs in the first frame and scored on a Bulldog throwing error to give the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.
Eagles 14, Bulldogs 7
The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the third. Chambers popped up a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded for the Eagles' first run. Reid hit an RBI single to left to knot the game at 2-all.
McGinty and Peterson had back-to-back singles to start the TAMU-T fourth and each moved up a bag on a sacrifice bunt. McGinty scored on a Bulldog throwing error to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead. Stavinoha smacked a sacrifice fly to center to give TAMU-T a 2-run edge.
McGinty doubled to left center in the fifth frame, and Peterson walked. Majorsky punched in a 2-run single to right, giving the Eagles a 4-run cushion, 6-2.
TAMU-T went up 8-3 after plating a pair of runs in the sixth. Prince had an RBI double, and the second Eagle run came across on a fielder's choice.
Jarvis Christian scored two runs in the seventh to bridge the gap, 8-5. TAMU-T responded with six runs, giving the Eagles a 14-5 lead. Ethan Rodriguez singled to left center and scored on a weird bunt single play in which the bunter, Majorsky, ended up on third for TAMU-T. Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch to make it 10-5.
Reid smacked a 2-run double, and shortly after a run scored on a passed ball. McGinty drove in a run on a single to right as the Eagles took a 14-5 edge.
The Bulldogs scored two runs in the eighth to make it a 7-run game, 14-7. Michael Sikorski came in to pitch in relief for TAMU-T in the ninth. Sikorski earned the save on two groundouts and a flyout.