Wyatt Stavinoha takes a .415 season batting average into Saturday’s doubleheader between Texas A&M-Texarkana and Jarvis Christian at George Dobson Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Stavinoha had seven hits in eight official trips to the plate Friday as the Eagles routed Jarvis Christian twice, 13-2 and 14-7.
The Eagles banged out 15 hits in six innings to take the seven-inning opener. Cole Chambers had two hits, scoring three runs and driving in another. Chris McGinty also had two hits, scoring a run and driving in two. Ryan Peterson drove in three runs with a double, while Hunter Reid doubled home two and scored twice.
Jared Davis was the winning pitcher for Texarkana. In six innings he allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five. Michael Passariello pitched the seventh, allowing a run.
Stavinoha adds two hits in nightcap
TAMU-T (20-13, 5-5) kept pace for third place in the Red River Athletic Conference with LSU-Shreveport. LSU-Alexandria claimed undisputed possession of first place by sweeping Our Lady of the Lake, which slipped to 8-2 in conference.
Jarvis Christian led 2-0 in the nightcap when the Eagles tied the score with two runs in the third. Texarkana scored two more in the fourth, two in the fifth, two in the sixth, and six in the seventh.
Stavinoha had two more hits, scoring a run, and driving in a run. McGinty led the Eagles with a double and two singles. He scored twice and drove home two. Austin Majorsky had a triple and single, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Reid had two doubles, scoring once and driving in three. Jaylan Prince also doubled home a run.
Carter Coats started on the mound for the Eagles and got the win. He was relieved by Trevor Stone and Michael Sikorski. Nathan Rodriguez suffered the loss.
The Eagles are 8-1 against Jarvis this season, but only Friday’s wins were conference games.