Kenton Means, Sports Information Director
LAWTON – Cameron University gets back on track with a win over UT Tyler to open up the three game set behind a 14 run scoring outburst.
In the second inning, Devin Castro was charged with his first run of the game, allowing Kevin Forsythe to come around to score on a sharply hit single off the bat of UT Tyler’s centerfielder Graham Welch.
Dillon Turney helped the Aggies answer right back in the fourth inning when he laced a single down the right field line to plate Jordan Harrison-Dudley. CU did not stop there in the fourth, Trey Bigford scored via an RBI Single from Beau Williams. Tourney came around to score in the inning when Izreal Trevino beat out an infield single.
In the top of the fifth, the Patriots posted the two runs needed to tie the game up at three runs when Josh Burns stole home on a beautifully executed double steal play, and Brady Usherwood beat out an infield single of his own to plate Blake Wilson.
Blake Wilson added another Patriot run, scoring on an error charged to the Black and Gold shortstop in the seventh inning.
CU would answer right back in the bottom half of the frame when Hayden Jaco plated a pair of Aggies by way of Izrael Trevino and Myles Miller. Jaco came around to score on a Patriot fielding error and that gave CU a 6-4 lead.
That score would hold until the 8th inning where the floodgates opened for the Aggie bats, Cameron saw eight runs come across in the frame, starting with an error on a should be Jaco fielder’s choice that allowed Williams and Miller to score. Trevino came around to score on a fielders choice, Jaco scored when Tourney knocked him home with an RBI single.
Later in the inning, the Aggies kept pouring it on, on their way to an eventual run rule, the straw that broke the camel’s back was when Trevino singled to right field allowing Williams and Jaylan Prince to score.
Despite six strong innings form Castro, Andrew Garza was credited with the win, as he dealt an inning of one run ball, coming in just before the CU bats came alive.
The Aggies will look to keep this momentum going in game two of the series Saturday at 3 p.m. at McCord field.