Gaels Get Big Win Over Kats

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HUNTSVILLE- The Saint Mary's basaeball team lit up the board early, and held on late for a win over the Bearkats on day one of the Sam Houston State Classic.

The Gaels scored three times in the top of the first, tallied the first 10 runs of the game, and went on to the 14-to-6 win.

The Kats fall to 5-&-1 on the year.

In the tournament’s first game Friday afternoon, Nebraska rallied from a 5-0 decifit to defeat Missouri State 14-12.

Adam Bailey hit a two-run triple in a six-run eighth inning to score the winning run.

The Cornhuskers totaled 12 hits while the Bears had 14.

Kash Kalkowski was the winning pitcher in relief. J. C. Casey took the loss. Nebraska stands 4-1-1 while Missouri State fell to 0-4.

The Hillcrest Ford/SHSU Baseball Classic will continue Saturday with four games. Saint Mary’s takes on Missouri State at 10 a.m. then the Gaels meet Nebraska at 1:30 p.m.

Sam Houston takes the field against Nebraska at 5 p.m. then faces Missouri State at 8 p.m.

The tournament concludes with two games on Sunday.

Saint Mary's 14, Sam Houston St 6 (Feb 27, 2009 at Huntsville, TX)
Saint Mary's........ 300 205 031 - 14 17 2 (4-1)
Sam Houston St...... 000 000 204 - 6 12 0 (5-1)
Pitchers: Saint Mary's - Justice, Brian; Small, David(8); Ek, Dorsey(9); Munill, Jimmy(9).
Sam Houston St - Gallant, Dallas; Skelton, Will(6); Springer, Cody(6); Daniels, Nicholas(8).
Win-Justice, Brian(1-1) Loss-Gallant, Dallas(1-1) T-3:26 A-226
HR SMC - Jensen, Kyle 2; Channing, Troy.
HR SHSU - Hammock, Seth.
Skelton, W faced 6 batters in the 6th.

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