May 11, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI – For nine innings on Saturday evening, Lamar’s Chase Angelle and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Trevor Belicek were engaged in one of the best pitching duels of the season, but unfortunately for the Cardinals, the Islanders were able to mount a 10th inning comeback en route to a 2-1 victory to close out a doubleheader at Chapman Field.
In the day’s earlier game, the Islanders also overcame an early LU lead to win 5-2. With the two losses, the Cards fell to 28-22 on the year with a 13-13 Southland mark. TAMUCC improved to 30-21 and 19-7, respectively.
Angelle, who recorded an 11th quality start in 13 appearances on Saturday, was superb, allowing just five hits without issuing a walk over the game’s opening nine innings. However, after picking up a quick out in the 10th, a Russell Vaughan triple and a Dominic Lopez fielder’s choice allowed the tying-run to touch home. Zach Gibson singled to put the game-winning score 90 feet from home, and Chase Angelle from the mound. Derek Wade came on in relief and gave up a single to Dawson Yates to bring the game to an end.
Angelle dropped to 4-6 on the season.
Belicek gave up just two hits and a pair of walks over nine innings, striking out 12.
LU took the game’s first lead in the top of the 10th on two-out hits from Justin Eckols, Mason Salazar and Jake Sutton.
In the day game, a three-run sixth for the Islanders proved to be enough as the Cards were held to two runs on 11 hits.
Sam Bumpers, who ended the game 1-for-4 was able to knock in a score in both the first and sixth innings, but a pair of singles and a double off of LU starter David Carver in the sixth allowed the Islanders to take their first lead of the game. TAMUCC would add another in the seventh, and LU wouldn’t seriously challenge until the ninth inning.
Carver ended the day with four earned runs on 10 hits in six innings of work, dropping to 2-2 on the year.
In the game’s final frame, singles from Eckols and Tyler Sullivan and a Bumpers walk loaded the bases, but Jacoby Middleton was unable to cash in, flying out to left to end the game.
LU and TAMUCC will return to action on Sunday, and first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.