TJC takes two from Patriot JV


Tyler Junior College defeated the UT Tyler Patriot JV baseball team in both ends of a doubleheader Monday at Mike Carter Field in Tyler.

Both games were won by a score of 3-2.

Blaise Warrick smashed a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning of the first game to give the Apaches their first lead of the day. Warrick plated two runs on the double to add to one scored previously in the inning when Justin Monsour took advantage of a passed ball.

Starter Jacob French earned the win for TJC pitching six full innings and allowing two runs on four hits and three walks.

Riley Toler and Nick Johnson combined to close out the Patriots. Toler gave up one walk and one hit through one-third innings and Johnson secured the save for the Apaches. Johnson faced one batter and was able to induce a game ending 4-6-3 double play.

Cody Myrick was tagged with the loss for UT Tyler. He finished the night with two strikeouts and three walks in two innings allowing two hits and three runs.

Despite being outhit 5 to 4 in the second game, the Apaches were able to produce one more run securing the doubleheader sweep.

Eric Stegent drove in the game-winning run to give the Apaches their only lead in the second game of the night when he lined a sacrifice to deep right field scoring the go ahead run with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Stegent had two RBIs in the game.

Zach Aitken was the winning pitcher for TJC, allowing no hits and no runs through 1 2/3 innings. Travis Payne was tagged with the loss, pitching two full innings and giving up two walks and one run. He also struck out two.

The wins boost the Apaches record to 24-14 on the season. They are slated to play Jarvis Christian University in a one-game matchup on Wednesday. That contest is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Mike Carter Field.

Game 1

Tyler Junior College 3, UT Tyler JV 2

UT Tyler JV 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 5 0

Tyler JC 0 0 0 0 3 0 X – 3 5 0

Cody Jones, Cody Myrick (L). Jacob French (W), Riley Toler, Nick Johnson (S). 2B – UT: Chris Back. TJC: Blaise Warrick. DP – UT: 0, TJC 1. LOB – UT: 4, TJC: 6.

Game 2

Tyler Junior College 3, UT Tyler JV 2

UT Tyler JV 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 5 1

Tyler JC 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 – 3 4 1

Garrett Machecek, Marshall Laine, Travis Yanker, Travis Payne (L). Brandon Johnson, Zach Aitken (W). 2B – UT: Steven Paramore. DP – UT: 1, TJC: 0. LOB – UT: 5, TJC: 5.

Record: TJC (24-14).

Next Up: Jarvis Christian University at Tyler Junior College 6 p.m., Mike Carter Field.

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