Brazos Valley (Bryan, Texas) came to Texarkana with a perfect 10-0 record. The previously unbeaten Bombers found out Wednesday night at George Dobson Field that you can’t take anything for granted in the Texas Collegiate League.
The first eight batters for Texarkana scored in the first inning. The Twins were on cruise-control the rest of the evening en route to a 14-6 win. The Twins and Brazos Valley meet again Thursday (7:05 p.m.) at Dobson. Texarkana will play two games in Bryan beginning Friday.
Johnson silences Brazos Valley until fifth inning
Right-hander Jordan Johnson, a junior at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, started on the mound for the Twins. He took a 10-0 lead and no-hitter into the fifth inning before leaving with an apparent shoulder ailment. Colt Davis relieved until the ninth, scattering four hits and allowing two runs. Southpaw Michael Herrera, another TAMU-T pitcher, gave up two runs in the ninth.
Abilene Christian University’s Ryan Randle and Reese Durant of Lamar University led the Twins at the plate with three hits each. Both players also scored three runs each.
It was Randle igniting Texarkana’s big first inning with a single. An infield error, single and hit batsman made it 1-0. Kansas University’s Tom Lichty then doubled home two runs. Two walks and two more singles accounted for the Twins’ eight runs.