Jarvis Christian Bulldogs Baseball Team Opened Red River Athletic Conference Play With Victory Over LSU Generals

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Hawkins, Texas—-The Jarvis Christian Bulldogs baseball team opened Red River Athletic Conference play today, Friday, March 3, 2017, on the campus of Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins. The Bulldogs (10-11, RRAC 1-0) were victorious on day one with a 9-1 win over the Generals of LSU-Alexandria (9-9, RRAC 0-1).

JCC got on the board early in game one scoring three runs in the bottom half of the first inning without getting a hit, off three LSUA errors. The Bulldogs would score again in the 3rd off a wild pitch by LSUA starter Kael Jones, scoring DeAndre McGuire (SR/Houston, TX) from third base.

In the 5th inning, after a 1,2,3, inning for LSUA, Ryan Emerald (SR/Jamestown, CA) got the second hit for the Bulldogs to start things off. Emerald would score after a Kevin Ciprian (SO/Providence, RI) RBI triple to deep right-center to take a 5-0 lead. A balk was called on LSUA reliever Clayton Doyle to score Austen Pulcher (FR/Baytown, TX) and moving pinch hitter Chase Martinez (JR/Tracy, CA) into scoring position after being hit by a pitch. Martinez would advance to third off a wild pitch and would eventually score on a sacrifice fly by Spencer Thomas (JR/Oakdale, CA) to go ahead 7-0.

Joseph Lyall (JR/Richmond, TX) (5-0), the game one starter for the Bulldogs, carried a no-hitter through 6 ⅓ innings before LSUA would reach base on an infield single to short. LSUA would threaten with the bases loaded in the top half of the 7th inning but were shut down to remain scoreless.

JCC would add two more runs in the bottom half of the inning off 4 hits and one LSUA error. Tyler Arnsberg (JR/Merced, CA) came into pitch in the 8th inning retiring three straight to keep the shutout alive. LSUA’s lone run came in the 9th inning and stranded the bases loaded to end the game as Phillip Griego (FR/Yuma, AZ) would come into pitch, forcing a line out double play at first.

“The tempo and pace was set by Joseph Lyall. He did an outstanding job of commanding and competing today. Offensively, we were able to dictate pace of play by executing when needed,” Coach Holochuck.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs (10-11, RRAC 1-0) will stay in Hawkins to close out their three game series with LSUA (10-10, RRAC 0-1) with a double-header beginning at noon tomorrow, Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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