Down by one in the underside of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell despatched a tough single to up the center and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to rating the sport-tying run from second solely to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer get better from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop on the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a four-three loss in a Southland Convention Match elimination sport at Constellation Discipline Thursday morning.
"You are making an attempt to be aggressive on the bottom paths proper there and sneak in a run, however they only made the play," stated SFA head coach Johnny Cardenas. "I am unable to say sufficient about the way in which we performed all season - particularly our seniors. They every laid their hearts on the market and on the end of the day we simply got here up slightly quick."
As SFA's 2017 marketing campaign got here to a painful conclusion, so too did the careers of the `Jacks' 14 seniors. Amongst that group was Nick Ramos who completed the sport with a trio of hits and an RBI. Fellow ultimate-yr males Alex Hrinevich and Tyler Kendrick added two hits every whereas Conner Fikes and Zac Michener every completed with a success. Each groups left 11 males on the bottom paths in the one-run determination and SFA carried a three-zero lead into the highest of the sixth inning earlier than seventh-seeded New Orleans started its comeback bid.
Making the ultimate begin of his profession, Patrick Ledet matched zeroes with New Orleans sophomore Bryan Warzek by means of the primary three body of the sport. Ledet labored 5.2 frames and let up a pair of runs on six hits whereas placing out 4. The `Jacks had an opportunity to strike in the house half of the primary, however left the bases loaded when Hrinevich struck out swinging.
Lastly in the fourth, the `Jacks' offense broke by means of the stuff of Warzek. Hrinevich and Andrew Cole each reached base on infield singles to begin the inning earlier than New Orleans' solely miscue of the sport allowed SFA to draw first blood.
Jarrod Huber laid down an ideal sacrifice bunt that was fielded by UNO catcher John Cable, however the junior's toss down to first base was low which allowed Hrinevich to cost residence from second. Following a sacrifice fly by Eric DeJesus that scored Cole, Ramos continued his scorching-hitting methods with an RBI single to left which pushed Huber residence from second and handed the `Jacks a three-zero lead.
The one mistake Ledet made got here with two outs in the highest of the sixth when Hezekiah Randolph turned on a three- pitch from the senior and trimmed SFA's lead to one run by blasting a two-run homer past the fence in left-heart. That lengthy ball signaled the end of Ledet's day, however junior Will Vest got here in and struck out Jay Robinson to put an end to the Privateers' sixth.
As soon as once more, the `Jacks loaded the bases with a pair of outs in the sixth solely to see nothing come from that chance. On the primary pitch of hit at-bat, Conner Fikes despatched a tough-hit ball towards the precise facet of the Privateers' infield that second baseman Samuel Capielano knocked down. Hustling down the road, Fikes was referred to as out at first after Capielano's throw beat the senior by the slimmest of margins.
Within the high of the body, Capielano tied issues at three-all with a two-out RBI single previous a diving DeJesus at third base. Following that hit, Vest exited the sport and gave approach to sophomore Tyler Starks who loaded the bases earlier than getting Dakota Dean to fly out to left and hold issues tied at three-three.
Starks held the Privateers at bay in the eighth and ninth, however the `Jacks could not get a lot of something going on the dish throughout that span. SFA went down in order in the ninth, sending the groups to additional innings the place New Orleans wasted no time in breaking the tie.
Randolph reached on a dropped fly ball in the highest of the body and moved to second on a one-out single. Jay Robinson flied out to Michener in shallow proper and SFA's senior tried to double up Tristan Clarke at first however his throw got here in only a contact low whereas allowed Clarke to get again in time.
One batter later, Darren Willis drove in the eventual sport-successful run by pushing an RBI single by means of the precise facet of SFA's infield.
Starks suffered the loss and tossed three. innings of reduction for the `Jacks. In that point, the sophomore gave up simply three hits and struck out 5 whereas permitting simply the one unearned run.
As well as to Fikes, Hrinevich, Kendrick, Michener and Ramos, Austin Hagy, Chris Hassold, Jarred Greene, Erik Nouis, Ryan Thomas, Gavin Gregory and Clark Kahawaii every took half in their ultimate collegiate baseball video games. SFA's 14th senior - Stephen Stuart - had his profession finale final Friday earlier than he departed Nacogdoches to enlist in america Military.
Ramos wraps up his profession as this system's all-time chief in hits, runs scored, at-bats and video games performed. The Plano, Texas, product totaled 233 hits throughout his 4-yr stint as a Lumberjack.