Wyatt Stavinoha’s walkoff double in the bottom of the ninth scored Austin Majorsky in Saturday’s opener, and Jordan Johnson threw a five-hit shutout in the nightcap as Texas A&M-Texarkana swept Jarvis Christian, 3-2 and 11-0.
TAMU-T (22-13, 7-5) is third in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Eagles are three games back of Our Lady of the Lake, which swept two from LSU-Alexandria. The Generals are second, one game ahead of the Eagles.
Jarvis Christian (6-30, 3-9) scored its only two runs of the day in the first inning of the opener at George Dobson Field.
The Eagles got one back in the first after a leadoff triple by Jack Skinner. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Cole Chambers. Texarkana tied the game in the third. Chambers singled to right, racing to third on Hunter Reid’s single. Jaylan Price followed with a sacrifice fly.
Majorsky walked to start the Eagles’ ninth. He moved up on a grounder, scoring on Stavinoha’s two-bagger to right field.
Jordan Johnson blanks JCU on five hits
Zac Harrington started on the mound for Texarkana. He scattered six hits in six innings, walking none and striking out two. Southpaw Mike Herrera tossed the final three to get the win. He allowed two hits and struck out six.
Texas A&M-Texarkana scored three runs in the first inning of the second game. The Eagles added four in the third, two in the fifth and two in the sixth. Chris McGinty and Hunter Reid hit home runs for the winners. Mcginty also doubled, scoring twice and driving home two runs. Reid scored three runs and drove in two more. Ryan Peterson had a double and two singles, scoring twice and plating one run. Ruston Bult and Tyler Black had two hits each.
Johnson allowed five hits in his seven innings of work. He walked two and struck out three.
The Eagles will battle for first place in the RRAC next Friday and Saturday when they travel to San Antonio to face Our Lady of the Lake.