LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Among the highlights of Week 10 in the SCAC, Austin College took two of three games from Schreiner University to take a percentage points lead over Southwestern for the league's fourth post-season tournament berth.
Austin College earned a 5-2 decision over Schreiner on Friday before splitting with the Mountaineers on Saturday. The two squads hooked up for a pair of slugfests on Saturday, with Austin College coming from eight runs down to topple the Mountaineers 21-15 in game one before falling 18-14 in game two.
The 21 runs are the most ever scored by an Austin College squad in the SCAC era.
Centenary remained atop the standings and undefeated in SCAC play (9-0 / 18-9 overall) with a three game home sweep of Southwestern. The Gents took a 6-1 victory on Thursday behind Kaleb Kirk's 29th career victory - placing the senior in a tie for fourth all-time in SCAC history.
Centenary completed the three-game sweep with 6-5 and 8-0 victories on Saturday as senior catcher Chris Zapata provided a dramatic walk-off single in the first game of the day.
12th-ranked Texas Lutheran remained three games back of Centenary in the conference standings as the Bulldogs took three from the University of Dallas. TLU outscored the Crusaders 21-6 in the three-game series and improved to 6-3 in the SCAC with Sunday's win. They now sit at 24-7 overall.
Texas Lutheran hosts Centenary for a huge three-game series this weekend. Game one of the series is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, followed by a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
Top-ranked Trinity won four games over the week, including a non-conference victory at Southwestern on Wednesday, 9-5. The Tigers backed that up with a three-game sweep of Hardin-Simmons, including a pair of exciting victories on Friday. Trinity stormed back from a 3-0 deficit to take an 8-3 victory in Game One and then, after allowing the host Cowboys to tie the game with six runs in the bottom of the ninth, scored a pair of runs in the top of the 16th to take the 14-12 marathon victory.
This Week's Leaders:
*Batting Average (.625): Tyler Cauley, Texas Lutheran (10-16)
Hits (11): Blake Frampton, Trinity
Runs Scored (7): Blake Frampton, Trinity; Bennett Reagan, Austin College
Doubles (4): Thomas Varner, Texas Lutheran
Triples (2): Josh Boring, Austin College; Tyler Cauley, Texas Lutheran; Rafe Chaumette, Trinity; Matthew Lemon, Texas Lutheran
Home Runs (3): Jeffrey Williams, Schreiner
Runs Batted In (7): Rafe Chaumeete, Trinity; Reece Haohhertz, Schreiner; Brett Taff, Austin College; John Tucker, Trinity; Jeffrey Williams, Schreiner
Steals (4): Hayden Craig, Southwestern
Innings Pitched (9.0): Dylan Drgac, Texas Lutheran; Brendan Meyer, Trinity
Strikeouts (10): Mark Tindall, Trinity
Wins (1): 14 tied
Saves (1): Jacob Frankel, Southwestern; Cole Lavergne, Centenary; Zach Perry, Texas Lutheran
+Earned Run Average (0.00): Matthew Devillier, Centenary (6.0 IP); Cole Lavergne, Centenary (6.0 IP)
*minimum of 2.5 plate appearances per game
+minimum of 1.0 innings pitched per team game
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This Week's Results:
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