Six-foot-7 Sam Wells was looking even taller Saturday to Jarvis Christian batters. Wells earned a win in leading Texas A&M University-Texarkana past the Bulldogs, 12-3.
The victory gave Texarkana the Red River Athletic Conference series 2-1, tying the Eagles with LSU-Shreveport for third place. A&M-Texarkana improved to 9-11 overall, while the Bulldogs slipped to 10-9 on the year.
Texarkana never trailed in the game after taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Bulldogs rallied within one run (3-2) on a solo home run by Clayton Matthews, and a sacrifice fly from Matthews.
A four-run sixth put the Eagles out of reach at 9-3.
The Eagles had a hit-parade with five batters getting at least two hits in the game, finishing with 15. Texarkana also played errorless ball, while the Bulldogs committed two miscues in the field.
Tim Frith and Cole Chambers led Texarkana at the plate with three hits each. Frith, a native of Oregon, had two doubles and a single. He scored three runs. Chambers had a double, two singles, scored two runs and drove in another three.
Holliday swinging hot bat for Eagles
Louisiana native Tye Holliday continued his hot streak at the plate with a home run and single. He scored twice and drove in three runs. Cal Pequeno drove in two runs with a double and single. Isaac D’Agostino also had a double and single, scoring twice and driving home a run. Bryce Beck contributed a 2-run single.
Wells went six innings, scattering five hits, walking three and striking out four. Southpaw Michael Herrera pitched two hitless innings with one strikeout, and Carter Coats of Greenbriar, Ark., hurled a scoreless ninth.
The Eagles return to action Tuesday in Fort Worth against Texas Wesleyan.