Extra-inning walkoff secures series win for Aggies over Javelinas

Cameron Athletics
Kenton Means, Sports Information Director

LAWTON – The Aggie baseball team added another extra inning win to their season resume, as Nate Pecota hit a two-out walk-off single in the 12th to propel CU to a 5-4 win.

With the win, Cameron clinched the four-game series after winning Game Two on Friday and Game Three on Sunday.

The Aggies turned to Abel Rosario on the mound to start Game Four of the series against Kingsville, and he went two outs into the fourth inning while allowing no runs and no hits. That is when Andrew Garza took over and gave up the first hit of the day when he gave up an RBI single, though the run was charged to Rosario.

Myles Miller scored on a sac fly in the bottom of the fourth inning off the bat of Colton Adams to tie the ball game up at one. Later in the inning, Hayden Jaco scored on a passed ball to give the Black and Gold a 2-1 lead.

An inning later, Izrael Trevino scored when Jaco reached on a two-out error by the Kingsville shortstop to extend the Aggies lead to 3-1.

In the sixth, Adams scored by circling the bases to lead off the frame when the Kingsville center fielder misplayed Adams’ fly ball, that got the Aggies lead up to 4-1.

Garza ran into trouble in the 8th inning when he allowed a couple of runs in the inning to pull the Javelinas to within a run of the Aggies. A Cameron Melcher triple off the wall tied the ball game up at four runs apiece.

Both teams would go scoreless in the next three innings, forcing a 12th frame.

Cameron mounted a two-out comeback in the bottom of the inning. Miller and Jaco both walked to put two on for the Aggies. In his first game back from an arm injury, Pecota was called on to pinch-hit and hit a walk-off single to center field to give CU the 5-4 win.

Sean Maher pitched the final three frames for the Aggies without giving up a run or a hit, while striking out three batters.

The Aggies are now 15-18 on the season and 6-2 in Lone Star Conference play. They are currently tied with Angelo State, who the play next weekend, for first in the league standings.

Cameron and the Rams will battle it out for the top spot in the conference next Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 in San Angelo, Texas. Game One is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m.