East Central University pounded out 10 hits, but left 11 runners on the bases, as Cameron completed a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader and series sweep of the Tigers, 15-4, Saturday at Tiger Field.
Cameron, 23-11 overall and 16-8 in the LSC, also won the first game of the day by a 19-5 count. ECU dropped to 9-27 and 5-22 with Saturday’s two losses.
The visiting Aggies took game one of the series on Friday off a no-hitter, 11-0.
Cameron 19, ECU 5
The Aggies pounded out 17 hits and overcame three errors to notch the win in the opener.
Cameron’s Chase Larsson, the nation’s leader in home runs, went deep three times in the game as he was 4-for-4 with eight runs batted in and five runs scored. He now has 21 homers on the season.
Four other Aggies had two hits each in the attack.
The Tigers finished with just six hits as leadoff hitter Justin Gibson was the lone multiple-hitter for the hosts, going 2-for-4 with a run batted in.
Rick Hepworth hit a one-out solo-homer to right-center in the fourth inning for ECU. It was Hepworth’s second homer of the year.
Ethan Gold, who was 1-for-3, knocked in two runs with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and an RBI single in the seventh.
Cameron starter Wade Myatt (3-1) got the win as he worked the first five innings and allowed just two earned runs off four hits with three walks and a pair of strikeouts.
Tiger starting southpaw Jeremy Custer (3-6) lasted just two innings and took the loss. Four other ECU pitchers saw mound duty in the contest.
The Tigers stranded seven runners in the game while Cameron left only three on.
Cameron 15, ECU 4
Four Tigers collected two hits each, but the Aggies compiled 12 in the contest and cracked out a pair of homers — one each from Josh Dawson and Kenny Held.
Held homered for the 17th time this season (second on the Aggie squad) and tripled. Larsson also hit a triple in the contest.
Grant Rainwater (2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored), Hepworth (2-for-3), Austin Ardery (2-for-3 with one run scored) and Jonathan Ramos (2-for-5 with a run scored) were ECU’s multi-hitters. Rainwater and Ardey each doubled once as did Dack Howard.
ECU starter Julio Davila (1-3) took the loss after going five innings of the nine-inning contest and allowing seven earned runs off seven hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Cale Hamilton and Heath Stuckey also made relief appearances for the Tigers.
Cameron starter Clay Vanderlaan (2-1) got the win after tossing the first five innings and allowing three earned runs off three hits with three walks and a strikeout.
The Aggies left seven runners on the bases.
ECU plays Northwestern Oklahoma State in a non-conference game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Enid.