BELTON â€” Chance Cotton went nine scoreless innings, giving up four hits in a 1-0 UT Tyler win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday at Red Murff Field.
Cotton, a senior from Van, notched his second win of the season, improving his record to 2-1.
Scoring was at a premium in the pitcherâ€™s duel, with the lone run of the game coming early in the third inning.
UT Tyler outfielder Chris Back led off the inning with a walk, followed by a stolen base. After a Jeff Kosta groundout moved Back to third base, Cayden Cunniff came to the plate.
Cunniff took a Kreece Cooper pitch to right field, deep enough to score Back on a sacrifice fly, giving the Patriots all the runs they would need.
Cotton did not allow a Cru runner to advance past second base while striking out 11.
The Cru led off their portion of the ninth with a base runner, but once again Cotton was able to get out of any trouble with a strikeout and flyout to end the game.
Cunniff finished the night going 2 for 2 with one RBI, while teammate T.J. Martin continued his hot start, going 1 for 3.
The Patriots (6-2) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (2-4) will play a doubleheader today beginning at 1 p.m.
Apaches host Bossier Parish
The Tyler Junior College Apaches take on Bossier Parish Community College in a Region XIV basketball game today at Wagstaff Gymnasium.
The contest is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The Apache Ladiesâ€™ scheduled game with the SFA JV was canceled. Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director, said no make-up date is expected.
Before the menâ€™s basketball game, the TJC menâ€™s soccer team will be presented their national championship rings in a ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3:47 p.m.
The Apache Ladies will see their next action Wednesday as they host Kilgore. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
After todayâ€™s game, the Apaches travel to Corsicana on Wednesday to meet Navarro. The game has a 7 p.m. start.
Apaches fall to Carl Albert
Mason Crenshaw struck out seven in six innings of work as the Carl Albert State (Okla.) Vikings scored a 7-3 win over the Tyler Junior College Apaches on Friday night at Irwin Field.
The game was held at UT Tyler as Robert E. Lee High School is hosting the Rose City Classic at Mike Carter Field, the Apachesâ€™ usual home.
The two teams play again today as the first game of the doubleheader is scheduled for noon at Irwin Field.
Nick Walker paced the Vikingsâ€™ bats with two hits and three RBIs. Blake Gipson added two hits for the Vikings (10-2).
Jacob Soisson led the Apaches (10-2) with two hits and one RBI. Others with hits included Anthony Soriano, Richard Tordsen, Hunter Sutton (RBI) and Eric Stegent. Connor Wrye added an RBI.
Jacob French took the loss, going four innings with five strikeouts.