Bearkats Take Two From HBU

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HUNTSVILLE - Sam Houston State extended its baseball winning streak to 10 games, sweeping a non-conference doubleheader with Houston Baptist by scores of 22-12 and 18 - 6

The victories up the Bearkats' season record to 28-13. The Huskies drop to 8-28.

Catcher Mark Wyatt hit a three-run homer in the first game and shortstop Ryan Mooney posted a grand slam home run in the first inning of the nightcap.

Center fielder Justin Keithley went 5-for-5 with five RBIs in the first game. Sam Houston pounded the four Husky pitchers for 27 hits. Keithley, Jordan Bunch, Ryan Mooney and Tyler Lundy each had a double.

Justin Jackson (3-0) was credited with the victory after relieving starter Dallas Gallant in the third inning. Jackson did not allow a hit or a walk and struck out one, facing 10 batters in three and a third innings.

Sam Houston scored nine runs in the second inning and eight in the fourth to go up 17-2. Ahead 19-2 and three outs away from a run rule, the Bearkats surrendered 10 runs in the top of the seventh. Sam Houston added a run in the seventh and two more in the eighth to earn the run-rule victory.

The scoring continued in the nightcap as Mooney started the action with his grand slam in first. Sam Houston produced a six-run second inning and a seven run sixth. Sam Houston totaled 20 hits in the second game.

Houston Baptist rallied for a five run third and cut the Bearkat lead to 10-6 in the fifth.

Sam Houston totaled 20 hits in the game with Tyler Knight, Riley and Brandon Yates each totaling three hits.

Game One Line Score:
Sam Houston 22, Houston Baptist 12 (Apr 22, 2009 at Huntsville, TX) (Game 1)
Houston Baptist..... 002 000 (10)0 - 12 10 3 (8-27)
Sam Houston......... 090 820 1 2 - 22 27 3 (27-13)
Pitchers: Houston Baptist - Gaines; Nikonchik(2); Garey(4); Bargas(5). Sam Houston -
Gallant, Dallas; Jackson, Justin(3); Parish, Spencer(7); Daniels, Nicholas(7); Shelton, Matt(8)
Win-Jackson, Justin(3-0) Loss-Gaines(1-6) T-2:47 A-0
HR SHSU - Wyatt, Mark 2 (9).

Game Two Line Score:
Sam Houston 18, Houston Baptist 6 (Apr 22, 2009 at Huntsville, TX) (Game 2)
Houston Baptist..... 005 010 0 - 6 12 2 (8-28)
Sam Houston......... 460 017 X - 18 20 0 (28-13)
Pitchers: Houston Baptist - Beasley; Brunson(2); Picos(6). Sam Houston - Tepera, Ryan;
Springer, Cody(3).
Win-Tepera, Ryan(2-1) Save-Springer, Cody(1) Loss-Beasley(1-4) T-2:23 A-223
HR HBU - Delgado.
HR SHSU - Mooney, Ryan.

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