HUNTSVILLE -- Bobby Verbick hit a grand slam home run in the fourth inning to power Sam Houston State past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 13-2 in the second round of the Southland Conference post-season baseball tournament Thursday night.
Guillaume Duguay (4-2) spread 12 hits over eight innings while striking out six for the victory. Duguay threw 121 pitches in his second complete game of the season.
Verbick’s grand slam was the fourth of the season for the Bearkats. Sam Houston totaled 13 hits including six doubles. Seth Hammock and Nick Zaleski each had two doubles while Keith Stein and Ryan Weber added a double apiece.
Texas State-San Marcos and Southeastern Louisiana will meet at 9 a.m. in the first loser’s bracket game Friday. The winner will meet Lamar at 4 p.m.
Texas-San Antonio and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will meet at 12 noon. Sam Houston State plays the winner at 7 p.m.
The winner of the Southland Conference post-season tournament earns the league’s NCAA championship playoff berth. The Bearkats won the tournament last year.
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