Baseball Sweeps Arkansas Baptist In Dominant Fashion
TSU 12, ARKANSAS BAPTIST 2
Jaden Jones hit two of TSU’s four home runs as TSU scored 11 runs over the final three innings to defeat Arkansas Baptist.
ABC opened the second inning with a two-run homer but TSU responded with a run in the bottom frame as Jones led the inning off with a single and scored on Armendariz’s sac fly.
Jones led the fourth off with a solo homer followed by Michael Goudeau’s double. An ABC error allowed Armendariz to reach base and Goudeau scored for a 3-2 lead. Several errors by ABC led to three more runs from TSU and a 6-2 lead.
Back-to-back homers from Jones and Goudeau to open the fifth pushed the lead to 8-2 while Chase Cromer scored the team’s ninth run after reaching base initially on a single.
TSU put the game away in the sixth as Noah Butler homered while Shannon Martin hit an RBI followed by a Justin Miller’s RBI on a fielder’s choice.
Jones went 3-for-4 with four runs and two RBIs while Cromer, Goudeau, CJ Castillo and Gabriel Vasquez had two hits. Domenic Martinez struck out eight in five innings for the win.
TSU 22, ARKANSAS BAPTIST 0
TSU closed out the series in style as a 12-run second fueled a 22-0 win in the finale.
TSU used the long ball in its favor as they hit four homers while stealing five bases. Shannon Martin and Jaden Jones had multiple hits and three RBI followed by two hits from Victor Molina, Alexander Olivo and Roderick Coffee.
Josh Fluet struck out six while allowing only one hit for the win.
TSU hosts Huston-Tillotson on Tuesday in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at MacGregor Park.