Feb. 17, 2007
BEAUMONT - Junior Brian Sisk pitched a complete-game shutout and Brian Lloyd went 4-for-5 with six runs batted in to lead Lamar University to a 19-0 route of Holy Cross in game two of Saturday's doubleheader at Vincent-Beck Stadium.
Norm Roth went 4-for-6 with five RBI to lead Holy Cross to a 12-8 win over the Cardinals in game one. The Cardinals (2-3) and Crusaders (1-1) will play the rubber game of the three-game series today at 10 a.m. at Vincent-Beck Stadium.
Lamar broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the bottom of the third inning of game two. Collin DeLome, who was 3-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI, tripled to center field and scored on Michael Ambort's RBI single. Lloyd drove in Ambort with a single to left field to put the Cardinals up 3-0.
The Cardinals went on to score six runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and six more in the sixth inning to close out the scoring. Ambort and David Moore had RBI singles, and Jeff Vickers, who was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI, delivered a 2-run double in the fourth inning.
DeLome drove in Erik Kanaby, who was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, on a single to center field in the fifth inning. Dan Hernandez plated Ryan Baker with a sacrifice fly to left field and Lloyd had a 2-run double down the left field line.
In the sixth, Baker had an RBI single to right field and DeLome drove in Kanaby with a fielder's choice. Lloyd capped the inning with a 3-run home run to left field, which was his first of the season.
Sisk, a left-hander from Henderson (Weatherford JC), pitched seven innings, allowing no runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He has not allowed an earned run in 13.0 innings this season. Holy Cross, playing its first game of the season, flexed its muscle in game one, pounding out 17 hits, including three home runs and three doubles.
The Crusaders scored in each of the first five innings. Tyler Stampone started a two-out rally in the first inning with a walk and a stolen base. After Brendan Akashian was hit by a pitch from starter Allen Harrington, Kyle Lister followed with an RBI single to right field. Andrew Tenaglia singled to center to drive in Akashian for a quick 2-0 lead.
Roth and Akashian each had RBI singles for the Crusaders in the second inning. Jake Gorman hit a 2-run home run to left field in the third inning, and Roth singled in Jamie Aldrich, who doubled to left field.
Trailing 7-0, Lamar rallied for four runs in the bottom of the third inning. Moore walked and Lloyd followed with a double to right field. Travis Dunson drove in Moore with a ground out. Kanaby followed with an RBI double to right field to score Lloyd. Ambort closed out the scoring with an RBI single to right field to make the score 7-4.
Both teams scored single runs in the fourth inning. Akashian hit a home run to left center field off reliever Cody Williams for the Crusaders. In the home half of the inning, Moore walked, Lloyd followed with a single to center field and Moore was able to advance to third in an error by Matt Perron. Dunson drove in Moore on a fielder's choice.
Holy Cross and Lamar each scored two runs in the fifth inning. Aldrich doubled and scored on Roth's 2-run home run to left center field off Tim Erickson, the Cardinals' third pitcher of the game. For Lamar, Kanaby walked, advanced to second on a throwing error by reliever Scott Hampe on a pick-off attempt and scored on consecutive wild pitches. DeLome singled and scored on Ambort's RBI double down the right field line to make the score 10-7.
The Crusaders added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Aldrich, who was 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three doubles, singled and scored on Roth's RBI single in the seventh. Akashian was hit by a pitch from reliever John Ross Ramirez and scored on Gorman's single to left field.
Lamar scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kanaby struck out, but reached first on a throwing error by the catcher. He stole second and scored on DeLome's single to right field to make the score 12-8.
Rob Oteri started for Holy Cross and pitched the first four innings, allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits with two walks. Hampe (1-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout in 3.0 innings.
Harrington (0-1) took the loss for the Cardinals, allowing seven runs, five earned, on nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched. Williams worked one inning, allowing one run on one hit. Erickson tossed three innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Ramirez pitched one inning, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts and Justin Walker pitched the final inning, allowing no runs on two hits with one walk and one strikeout.
In the doubleheader, Kanaby was 4-for-7 with five runs scored. He has hit safely in all five games this season and now has a 10-game hitting streak dating back to last season. DeLome was 7-for-10 with five runs scored and three RBI. Lloyd was 7-for-10 with three runs scored and six RBI, and has also hit safely in all five games. Ambort was 5-for-10 with three runs scored and four RBI, and extended his hitting streak to four games.