So far it has been one step forward, one step backwards for A&M-Texarkana’s baseball team

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Friends University's Landon Aggas (25) scores on a wild pitch in the seventh inning Saturday to break a 2-2 tie with Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The Falcons went on to sweep the doubleheader, 4-2 and 10-5.


Texas A&M University-Texsarkana’s bullpen did not perform well on a chilly Saturday afternoon at George Dobson Field.

Friends University left town with a three-game winning streak after sweeping Saturday’s twinbill, 4-2 and 10-5.

The Falcons (4-8) paraded 15 batters to the plate in the fourth inning of the nightcap. In the process they erased a 3-1 deficit with nine runs to take a 10-3 lead. Emilo Navarro drove home three runs in the inning with a double, while Bobby Stewart plated two more with a single.

Texarkana coach Steve Jones used five pitchers in the second game, but nobody could shut down Friends.

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It was cold Saturday and it appeared the 38 degree weather was something the Eagles’ players didn’t like.

Eagles’ bats were not silent at times

The Eagles’ bats were not silent. The host team outhit Friends in both games, but couldn’t bunch hits, or get clutch hits with two outs.

Gilbert Valenzuela drove in two runs with a single, finishing with three hits. Ricardo Paris had two hits, scored two runs and drove in another run.

Keone McKee entered the doubleheader 1-for-14 at the plate. He had a run-scoring single in the first game, and three hits in the second game. Isaac D’Angostino and Parker Depasquale had two hits each for the Eagles.

Texarkana (4-4) led 1-0 early in the opener. Falcons’ starter Alex Dafoe perservered, going the distance for the pitching win.

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Walks, wild pitches earn Falcons win

The score was tied 2-2 going to the seventh, the Falcons scoring twice with the help of two walks and three wild pitches.

Cole Chambers, D’Agostino and Garrett Cook had two hits each to lead the Eagles at the plate.

Jones also used five pitchers in the opener. Sam Wells was replaced by Cole Connally. Noah Vaughn, Jared Alez and Zac Harrington followed him to the mound. Dafoe scattered eight hits, walking two and striking out nine en route to the win.

The Eagles will be back in action Tuesday at 5 p.m. on George Dobson Field, with Lyon College (5-1) providing the opposition.


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