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Sceroler Stymies Islander Bats as Southeastern Wins 11th Straight

1 year 4 months 3 days ago Friday, March 25 2016 Mar 25, 2016 March 25, 2016 11:48 PM March 25, 2016 in Sports
Source: SLU Athletics
By: SLU Athletics

HAMMOND, La. – Sophomore right-hander Mac Sceroler stymied the bats of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, scattering two hits over eight innings Friday as Southeastern Louisiana shut out the Islanders, 4-0, in Southland Conference play at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

 

Southeastern (17-6, 8-0 Southland) extended its winning streak to 11 games, tying the on-field record set by the 2010 squad.

 

A&M-Corpus Christi (9-12, 2-3 Southland) starting pitcher Chris Falwell (1-1) was in command early, retiring the first four batters he faced. After retiring center fielder Jacob Seward on a groundout, the 6-foot-7 left-hander fanned the next three batters – all looking.

 

Sceroler (3-2) was ready to match the Islander starter, retiring 18-consecutive batters following a one-out single by shortstop Casey Thomas in the first inning.

 

The Lions took advantage of a wild stretch by Falwell in the third. With one out, he hit third baseman Taylor Schwaner with a pitch.

 

Seward and shortstop Brennan Breaud, a freshman from Norco, Louisiana, then slapped back-to-back singles through the left side to load the bases. Seward scored on an RBI groundout by first baseman Jameson Fisher.

 

Falwell then hit designated hitter Daniel Midyett with a pitch to load the bases once again and hit left fielder Webb Bobo with a pitch to force in Breaud with the second run of the inning.

 

Sceroler continued to mow through the Islander order, while Southeastern struck for two more runs in the fifth.

 

Seward drew a walk to lead off the inning, promptly stealing both second and third as Falwell issued a walk to Breaud.

 

With runners on the corners, Fisher ripped a double into the right-field corner to drive in both Seward and Breaud with the game's final runs.

 

Sceroler earned the win, fanning eight batters while working a career-high eight innings. Sophomore left-hander Drew Avans earned his third save of the season, fanning a pair while stranding two inherited runners in the ninth. Falwell was tagged with the loss.

 

Fisher, who entered the game ranked second in the nation in batting average (.486), was 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in three of the Lions' four runs.

 

At Saturday's series finale, Bingo at the Ballpark will give fans an opportunity to win cash and prizes courtesy of Southeastern Athletics.

 

The game against the Islanders can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM, online and through TuneIn Radio app. Fans can keep up with the game through live statistics or by following SLUathletics on Twitter. Streaming video is available on LionVision, Southeastern's subscription-based video stream. Links for audio, video, stats, a gameday promotions schedule and tickets are available on the baseball schedule page at www.LionSports.net.

 

Senior southpaw Domenick Carlini (2-0, 1.59) draws the starting nod for Southeastern in Saturday's 2 p.m. game against Islander junior right-hander Devin Skapura (1-2, 2.57).

 

General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12) for all individual Lion home games. Southeastern students are admitted free with a valid university ID card. Students and campus organizations can earn points toward their new Lion Up Loyalty account at any home game just by checking in on the mobile app while in attendance.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.LionSports.net/Tickets or by contacting the athletics ticket office at (985) 549-5466 or 1-866-LION-TIX.

Ticket office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays. The box office at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field opens one hour prior to the scheduled first pitch.

 

 

Southeastern 4, A&M-Corpus Christi 0 (Mar 25, 2016 at Hammond, La.)

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A&M-Corpus Christi... 000 000 000 - 0 2 0 (9-12, 2-3)

Southeastern................. 002 020 00X - 4 5 0 (17-6, 8-0)

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Pitchers: A&M-Corpus Christi - Falwell, Chris; Worrell, David (7) and Hermanson, Lukas; Balfantz, Scott. Southeastern - Sceroler, Mac; Mount, Derrick (9); Avans, Drew (9) and Eades, Chris.

 

Win-Sceroler, Mac (3-2) Save-Avans, Drew (3) Loss-Falwell, Chris (1-1) T-2:17 A-1042

Weather: Sunny and Clear 68, N 5 mph

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