Monday, April 4, 2011

Lions Get Series Win Over Lamar

The SLU Lions picked up a huge series win over Lamar this weekend in Hammond.  After dropping game one on Friday night 3-1 the Lions roared back on Saturday and Sunday winning their second SLC series of the season.

On Saturday Tyler Watkins was as cool as the other side of the pillow, as he held the Cardinals to one run on just 6 hits in the Lions 8-1 victory.  Watkins pitched his 2nd complete game of the season and ran his record to 5-0.  Freshman OF Britt Gautreaux sparked the Lions at the plate with his 1st career home run in the 2nd inning, going 2-4 on the day with 3 RBIs.

In the rubber match on Sunday SLU cruised to a 5-1 win and took the series behind a strong outing by Josh Janway, Joseph Koon, and Stefan Lopez.  The Lions trio combined to hold Lamar to just one run on nine hits, striking out six and only issuing two walks.

SLU sits at 19-10 overall on the season and 7-5 in the SLC.  In the SLC standings the Lions are currently tied for 3rd with Lamar and Texas-Arlington, three games behind leader Texas State.  The Lions will be on the road the next two weekends when they face Texas-Arlington and Texas State.

Game One
Lamar  200 100 000 - 3 3 1
SLU    000 000 100 - 1 6 2

WP - Blake Ford (4-2)
LP - Brandon Efferson (4-2)
Save - Machon Trimm (2)

Top Hitters:
Jeff Harkensee 2-4

Game Two
Lamar  000 000 010 - 1 6 1
SLU    051 200 00X - 8 8 2

WP - Tyler Watkins (5-0)
LP - Jeff Abt (0-2)
Save - None

Top Hitters:
Britt Gautreaux 2-4, HR 3 RBI

Game Three
Lamar  000 000 100 - 1 9 0
SLU    011 201 00X - 5 9 2

WP - Josh Janway (3-0)
LP - Shane Hamaker (4-3)
Save - None

Top Hitters:
Jacob Fisher 2-4, 3 RBI
Josh Cryer 2-4
Justin Boudreaux 2-5, HR, RBI
Brock Hebert 2-5, 2B, RBI

Freshman OF Britt Gautreaux hit his 1st career HR as a Lion in Saturday's 8-1 victory. Gautreaux hit a 3 run bomb to rightfield in the 2nd inning, jump starting the Lions offense for the rest of the weekend.

Senior Josh Cryer collected four hits over the weekend moving him into 4th place on the SLU all time hit list with 204.  Cryer needs six more hits to move into 3rd place passing Macky Waguespack.

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