The Angelo State baseball team split series at two games apiece with Texas A&M-Kingsville after Rams lost a close, 7-6 Sunday afternoon at Foster Field at 1st Community Credit Union Field, according to a release issued by Angelo State University.
With the loss Rams drop to 13-8 overall and 6-2 in the Lone Star Conference. Texas A&M-Kingsville improves to 12-6 and 5-3 LSC. Rams offense out-hit the Javelinas 14-to-9 but 12 runners were left stranded.
For a while Rams was leading with 5-3, but the Javelinas scored a run in the sixth and seventh tying the game at five. In the eighth Texas A&M-Kingsville regained the lead with two runs. In the bottom of the ninth Christian Abilla with the Rams recorded his third double of the season and scored on a fielder’s choice, closing the deficit to 7-6.
Angelo State head baseball coach Kevin Brooks said it was a frustrating weekend. “We finished 2-2 but felt like we should have been 4-0. We had chances in both games to win and didn’t finish it.”
He believes the next step for the team is to correct the mistakes that cost them the game if they are going to be successful moving forward.
“We have a huge weekend ahead and it will be a big challenge against West Texas in Canyon,” Brooks said.