UT Tyler swept by ETBU

UT Tyler's Sam Lane (9) makes a diving catch in centerfield against East Texas Baptist on Saturday afternoon at Irwin Field. (Mark Martin | Correspondent)

East Texas Baptist took both games of a doubleheader against UT Tyler, winning 7-2 and 6-4 on Saturday at Irwin Field.

The Tigers (7-14 in American Southwest Conference) swept the Patriots (8-13) in Tyler for the first time in the program's history.

UT Tyler next travels to Longview to take on Letourneau in a three-game series. Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday.



ETBU was the first on the board adding a run in the third when Jordan Brewer came home on a passed ball.

The Patriots tied the game in the home half with Sam Lane leading off with a triple down the right field line and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Buddy McCoy.

UT Tyler took the lead in the fourth with Billy Lirely scoring on a passed ball.

The Tigers tied the game in the seventh when Tyler Bates scored on a single by Conner Combs.

ETBU broke the game open in the ninth, scoring five runs for the victory.

Tigers starter Zack Tampke picked up his third win of the season, pitching nine innings while allowing 10 hits and two runs while walking two and striking out three. Patriots reliever Josh Holley was tagged with his second loss of the season, pitching for 1-3 of an inning while allowing four runs, three of them earned, and walking two.



UT Tyler came out of the gate early in Game 2, batting through the lineup in the first inning.

Garrett Nelson hit a two-run triple into the right field corner before Braxton Feist singled home another run to put the Patriots up 3-0.

The Tigers started chipping away at that lead in the next inning when Phillip Windham scored on a ground out to make it 3-1. ETBU added a run in the fourth and the fifth to tie the game at 3-3 runs before taking its first lead of the game in the sixth.

Bates singled and scored on a hit by Garrett Lakey put the Tigers up 4-3.

UT Tyler tied the game on a sacrifice fly from Lirely.

ETBU once again put runs on the board late in the game. In the eighth, Lakey singled in a run before a suicide squeeze added an insurance run.

Kirby Moore picked up the win for the Tigers, pitching two innings while allowing one hit and striking out two. Tyler Stallings was tagged with the loss, pitching one inning while allowing one hit and two runs with one walk and one strike out.


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