Tyler, TX – LSUA took a big step in pursuit of the team’s third straight series win, taking game one of the three game series against the Texas College Steers 4-2 Friday afternoon at Texas College Field.
The Generals dented the scoreboard first, doing so in the third inning as Thane Lanclos stole home before Kris Tamplet could be tagged out in a steal attempt for the third out of the inning. Texas College responded to tie it the game back up in the bottom of the inning as Cameron Phelts’s double scored Emerson Shelvin.
But LSUA took the lead for good in the fifth inning with a pair of runs. Logan Constantine singled in Thane Lanclos and Kris Tamplet’s single plated Constantine to make it 3-1 Generals. LSUA added some insurance in the seventh as Trevor Russell’s RBI grounder scored Lanclos again for a 4-1 advantage. The Steers pushed one run across in the ninth, but that would be all as the Generals secured the victory.
“We battled today,” said LSUA head coach Steven Adams, Jr. “Feazell gave us another great outing on the mound and our hitters were clutch with some timely hits. Credit Texas College as they made some quality plays that kept us from adding another two or three runs, but we did enough to get the win today. Right now, every game is big for us.”
Cole Feazell (3-0) went the distance in the win as he threw all nine innings and gave up six hits and two runs, both earned, while he struck out nine hitters and walked only two. Blake Garrett was three of four at the plate, while Thane Lanclos was two of three and came around to touch home three times. Kris Tamplet, Logan Constantine and Trevor Russell each drove in a run.
LSUA (14-12, 5-2 RRAC) finish the series against Texas College (6-19, 0-8 RRAC) on Saturday with a doubleheader. First pitch is set for noon at Texas College Field.