YOUNGSVILLE, La. – First and second place in the North Division of the Texas Collegiate League were decided Saturday night.
The Amarillo Sod Squad rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to eliminate Tulsa from the postseason, 6-5. Meanwhile, Frisco swept a doubleheader from the Amarillo Sod Dogs, 5-0 and 4-3.
The South Division is tied at the top between Brazos Valley and Round Rock, which was rained out for the second straight day in San Antonio. The latter two will play a doubleheader on the final day of the regular season. Round Rock would win the division crown with a sweep.
Texarkana lost a meaningless game to Acadiana Saturday night, 7-1.
It was the Twins’ 14th consecutive loss since losing most of its original players.
Acadiana (14-14) scored all the runs it would need for the second straight night in the first inning with two. The Twins scored their only run in the third with the help of the Cane Cutters’ only error.
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The Twins had other scoring opportunities early with five of their eight hits in the first three innings. They loaded the bases in the ninth with nobody out, but reliever Levi David struck out the final three batters.
Arkansas Tech’s Riyan Rodriguez was the winning pitcher, while East Texas Baptist University’s Creed Spenrath suffered the loss.
Billy Garrity, a sophomore at Southern Mississippi University, led Acadiana at the plate with a home run and single. Champ Antiques and Ethan Lege had two hits each for the Cane Cutters.
LSU-Eunice’s Thomas Stevens led the Twins with a double and single. Creed David and Braxton Gallet, both players at Baton Rouge Community College, had one hit each for Texarkana. Jaret McDonald, Bret Bowers, Cade Turnage and Kason Richard all had singles for the Twins.
Both teams play their summer finale Sunday.