Baseball hits home run sweep

Rams defeat Southeastern Oklahoma

By Austin Vindiver
On February 16, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Shane Browning, senior, throws another strike. Browning had six strikeouts in his three innings on the mound.

Rams Baseball earned their first three game series sweep of the season on Feb. 10-11 against SE Oklahoma State.

Rams swept SEOSU winning all three games, which included a double header.

"We did a really good job of not giving them anything, making them earn stuff and really just took advantage of our opportunity," Coach Kevin Brooks said.

In Friday’s game pitcher, Matt Shannon, junior, held the Savage Storm off, giving up only four hits while catcher, Matt Waller, senior, helped lead the Rams to their 4-2 victory with two runs scored and a RBI.

Joe Hauser, junior pitcher, closed out the game on the mound to secure ASU’s victory.

The Rams were just as hot as the Texas heat in the double header on Saturday with temperatures reaching into the lower 90s.

Third baseman Jacob Boston, junior, said he went into the game feeling "good" and that his batting practice went "well," so well he was able to carry the team in the first match on Saturday going four for four at bat earning four RBIs with two runs himself, leaving ASU with a 7-2 win.

"I was just getting on top of the ball a lot," Boston said.

For the third game of the series the Rams had no trouble putting the bat on the ball scoring 14 runs, again Boston made a significant impact on the Rams offense with three RBIs and a homer.

"The team was on fire in the third game and we’re unfazed after all the pitching changes Oklahoma made," Jeans Timmons, sophomore, said.

Starting on the mound for ASU was Kenton Schroter, senior.

Schroter was able to keep SEOSU off the board until the top of the fifth inning in which a hit from SEOSU brought in one of their runners.

Blake Barr closed out the final game on the mound allowing just one hit, sending SEOSU home on a run rule 14-1.

The Rams out hit the Savage Storm 23-11 in the double header and now brings the Rams record to 5-1 on the season.

"We’re still a long way away from being where we need to be, but it was good enough that weekend," Coach Brooks said.

Baseball will be back home Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. to begin another three game series against Lubbock Christian.

Boston said this will be some of the best competition they have played yet, so they must stay focused through all nine innings.

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