McNeese Baseball Wins Season Opener

HOUSTON, TX (KPLC)- McNeese State made the eight runs it scored on Friday hold up in an 8-7 decision over Houston Baptist in a game that had been suspended and was completed on Saturday.

It was the season opener for both squads and the game had been suspended after four and a half innings on Friday because of rain with the Cowboys up by an 8-4 score.

The game was completed late Saturday afternoon and a second game of the three game series was cancelled.  The two teams will play a final game on Sunday.

Lefthander Caleb Miller, the Cowboy hurler who started the game Friday and went four innings, was awarded the victory as he gave up four runs but only one earned run.

The junior college transfer from San Antonio, who was on a pitch count, gave up five hits and struckout one.

Although the Huskies scored seven runs, only one of their runs were earned due to seven errors by the Cowboys.  Houston Baptist got the only runs after the game was continued on Saturday, scoring three in the bottom of the seventh inning.

By then righthander Blake Ware was on the mound for the Cowboys and he came up with a save.  He hurled four innings, giving up three hits and three unearned runs.  He also struckout five.

Ware held the Huskies scoreless and hitless the last two innings.

McNeese rapped out 13 hits in the game and was led by Andrew Guillotte, Nick Eubanks and Matt Williams with two hits each.

Credited with RBIs in the game were Skylar Barrentine, Eubanks, Kevin Santana and Tyler Klouser.  Knocking out extra base hits for the Cowboys were Klouser and Collin Todd, both belting doubles.

The Cowboys also had 12 batters left on base.