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HSU Offense Ousts Pirates

HSU Offense Ousts Pirates

ABILENE, Texas - The Cowboys' offense came alive to defeat the Pirates 21-2 on Tuesday night.


Hardin-Simmons controlled the game from the outset.  The Cowboys opened with 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st.  They scored runs on a pair of doubles, a sacrifice fly, and a single through the right side before the Pirates retired the side.


Southwestern took advantage of a pair of leadoff walks to start the 2nd inning.  Chase Allen later scored on a double down the left field line by Ketchum Marsh to make it a 5-1 game.


The Pirates continued to close the gap in the 4thWill Burks singled to the pitcher and advanced all the way to third on a throwing error.  He scored on a wild pitch to cut it to 5-2.


However, it would be all HSU for the remainder of the game.  The Cowboys scored 5 runs on 4 hits and an error in the bottom half of the inning.  In the 5th, they added a run on a RBI triple and in the 6th, scored 10 runs on 8 hits and an error to put the game out of reach. 


The Pirates were led offensively by Ketchum Marsh, who went 2-2 with a double, a walk, and drove in a run.  The loss drops Southwestern to 3-34 on the year.


The team will remain at home to face Trinity on Saturday, April 20th, beginning at 1:00pm.