Bullpen helps Apaches beat Steers, 6-5

Texas College third baseman D.J. Fisher waits with the ball for TJC runner Nico Moran to make the out in their game at Mike Carter Field on Wednesday. (Herb Nygren Jr. | Tyler Morning Telegraph)


The Tyler Junior College bullpen held Texas College scoreless over the final six innings of a 6-5 win on Wednesday at Mike Carter Field.

Kyle Sargent, Payton Smith, Nick Johnson and Zach Aitken combined for 6 2-3 innings of scoreless relief for the Apaches (13-2), with Smith earning the win and Aitken a save.

The Steers (3-10-1) scored five in the third to take a 5-4 lead. Jared Seal led TC with two hits and three RBIs. Jose Serna added two hits. Both hit a double.

Hunter Sutton, Estevan Hernandez and Tyler Ernest all had two hits for TJC, which scored two in the first, second and fifth innings. Hunter Rekieta scored twice for the Apaches, who return to action Saturday in a double header against Carl Albert State College at Lindale High School.


Tyler Junior College 6, Texas College 5



David Kipp, Houston Creighton (3), Matthew Garibay (5), Marcus Taylor (7), Caleb Hensley (8) and Coleton Lucas, Aaron Savoia (6), George Dellos (9). Jarrett Zmolik, Jacob French (3), Kyle Sargent (3), Payton Smith (5), Nick Johnson (8), Zach Aitken (8) and Hunter Rekieta. W – Smith. L – Taylor. S – Aitken. 2B – TC: Jose Serna, Jared Seal. TJC: Hernandez. 

RECORDS — Texas College 3-10-1; Tyler Junior College 13-2.

NEXT UP — Texas College at Prairie View A&M, noon Saturday (DH); Tyler Junior College vs. Carl Albert State College, 1 p.m. Saturday (DH), at Lindale HS.


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