ASU sweeps Tarleton State in four-game series

Rams look ahead to series against UT Permian Basin

By Rosanna Aguilera
On March 8, 2019

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: Jackson Hardy, freshman, successfully dives to catch a fly ball. Hardy comes to the team all the way from Silsbee, Texas.

The Rams baseball team on March 1-4 swept Tarleton State University in a four-game series including the Pack the Park event.
On Friday, ASU run ruled the Texans 14-1. They scored in five of the six innings played.
Sophomore Trent Baker started off for the Rams and faced three Tarleton batters in the top of the first inning with two groundouts and a flyout.
Junior Nicholas Novak stepped up to the plate with an infield single then stole second and third base. 
Senior Lachlan Mayo brought in Novak with a ground rule double to right field.
ASU scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to increase their lead. 
The Rams stole a total of seven bases in the game. Tarleton also walked 10 Rams batters out of the 42 they faced.
The Rams on base percentage was over .500 for the game.
Novak went 4-5 with four RBIs and scored four runs of his own. He also had an inside the park homerun and a triple to cap it off.
Mayo was a designated hitter and went 3-4 and three RBIs.
Baker earned his fourth win of the season as a pitcher. In the six innings pitched, he only gave up six hits while striking out five. 
He sat between 88 to 90 mph range on the night.
Senior Shannon Broussard came in for the final three outs, only facing three hitters. He struck out one and gave up a hit.
The Rams played a doubleheader on Saturday and won the first game 5-4 and the second 6-1.
They concluded the series with a close win 9-7 on Sunday.
The Texans had a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning.
Freshman Jordan Williams started off for the Rams by singling to left field.
Junior Nick Seginowich took Williams to second base with a ground ball but got himself out.
Junior Riley Peterson doubled to right field, bringing in Williams for a run to put them on the board. 
Junior Josh Elvir hit a line drive single to center field to put the runners on first and third base with one out.
Elvir stole second, which allowed sophomore Parker Bramlett to groundout to shortstop to bring Peterson in. Freshman Jackson Hardy brought in Elvir, which brought the game within a two-point range.
The Rams took a 7-5 lead in the fifth inning to conclude the game.
The ASU team will return to Foster Field from March 22-24 to face UT Permian Basin in a four-game series.

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