Johnathon Thomas opened the contest with a triple and scored on a wild pitch for a 1-0 lead in the first. PVAMU answered with a run in the bottom half and moved ahead 3-1 in the third on a TSU throwing error. TSU opened the fifth with three straight singles and tied it at 3-all on Jeremy Gaines’ two-RBI double. TSU moved ahead 4-3 in the same inning on a wild pitch which scored Justin Cooper.
The wall would break in the sixth as PVAMU scored six runs on eight hits as they added another five between the seventh and eighth innings to trigger the run rule.
Thomas finished 2-for-4 with two runs while Cooper also added two hits and a run scored. Jordan Martinez was tagged with the loss as he pitched 5.1 innings with three strikeouts.
The series resumes at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
- W: Robert Maldonado (1-0)
- L: MARTINEZ, JO (0-1)
- 2B: COOPER, JUST 1; GAINES, JERE 1
- 3B: THOMAS, JOHN 1
- RBI: GAINES, JERE 2
- RUNS: THOMAS, JOHN 2; COOPER, JUST 1; COFFEE, RODE 1
- SB: COOPER, JUST 1
- CS: GAINES, JERE 1; VASQUEZ, GAB 1
- 2B: Demarie’ Smith 1; Benjamin Ybarra 1; Zachary Trevino 1
- RBI: Wilbert Tre Turner 1; Benjamin Ybarra 5; Sebastian Coria 1; Paul Castro 1; Zachary Trevino 4
- RUNS: Demarie’ Smith 4; Wilbert Tre Turner 3; Alex Martinez 1; Brayden Johnson 1; Dominic Cox 1; Sebastian Coria 2; Zachary Trevino 2
- SB: Demarie’ Smith 1; Wilbert Tre Turner 1
- CS: Demarie’ Smith 1
- HBP: Brayden Johnson 1
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