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February 21, 2014

East Central Baseball Notebook

Ada — The Games

The East Central University baseball team is set to play four-straight games at Tiger Field, starting with a three-game Great American Conference series with Henderson State today and Saturday. ECU and HSU will play a single game today at 1 p.m. and a double-header Saturday starting at noon. The Tigers will then host Hillsdale Freewill

Baptist College, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.

 

Scouting Henderson State

The Reddies are 2-9 overall and 2-1 in the GAC after winning the final two games of the series against Southeastern Oklahoma State last weekend and then falling to Arkansas Tech in non-conference action Feb. 18.

 

HSU as a .240 overall team batting average and is allowing its opponents to hit at a .279 mark. The Reddies are also being out 73-84.

 

Joseph Gary is the team's batting leader, with a .300 average, six hits, three runs scored and five RBIs. Lee Richardson is next with a .280 average, seven hits and three RBIs.

 

Jay Hawley and Colton Lorance are the two pitchers that have seen the most action on the mound. Hawley has a 2.13 ERA, 0-1 record, 12 hits allowed and seven strikeouts. Lorance has allowed 14 hits, struck out seven and has a 1-0 record.

 

Against the Reddies

Last season, HSU earned wins in all three games against the Tigers in Arkadelphia.

 

ECU was led by sophomore Brandon Maggia, with a .333 batting average. Senior Ethan Gold added three hits. Senior Robert Buitrago is the only returning pitcher with experience against HSU, going 0-1 and recording a 7.71 ERA.

Matt Evans is the top returner at the plate for the Reddies, with a .364 average, four hits and two RBIs. Jordan Wright is the top returning pitcher, with a 0.00 ERA, one hit allowed and three K's.

 

Pomales Pounding Away

Junior Luc Pomales had a strong week for the Tigers, with seven hits, four RBIs and two runs scored against Ouachita Baptist and Texas Wesleyan. Pomales tallied one home run, a slugging percentage of .667, a .467 hitting percentage, stole a base and was 8-for-8 in the field.

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