SPECIAL TO THE FLASH
SAN ANGELO (May 8, 2016) – Tarleton’s Alec Humphreys, Trevor Renfro, and Zach Fleet each etched their names into the Tarleton record books during Saturday’s season finale at Angelo State.
Tarleton lost both games of Saturday’s doubleheader as Renfro suffered a tough-luck loss in game one despite hurling his seventh consecutive complete game. The senior surrendered two runs, just one earned, in 7.2 innings of work while the offense scored just one run when Humphreys led off the fourth inning with a solo home run off Angelo State’s Bryce Zak.
In the second game, Tarleton suffered an 8-2 loss in the final game of the season. The Texans got a 3-for-5 effort at the plate from Dalton Richardson and a 2-for-5 performance from Landon Thompson, who played his final game after a five-year career with the Purple and White. Tarleton scored its runs on a leadoff home run from Peter McMahon in the fifth inning and an RBI fielder’s choice from Thompson in the eighth inning.
After the game, the trio of Texans wrapped up their seasons with some of the top single-season marks in Tarleton’s modern era of baseball.
Alec Humphreys set the new school record for defensive assists in a season, topping Chad Cloud’s mark of 166 in 2009. Humphreys threw out 174 hitters this season to put his name at the top of the list and totaled 277 in his two-year career at Tarleton between third base and shortstop – moving him to No. 10 on the all-time assists list.
From the mound, Trevor Renfro put a cap on one of the best individual pitching seasons in school history.
The right-handed senior from Richardson who has won three LSC Pitcher of the Week awards this season finished the year with an 8-4 record, an ERA of 2.36, and 92 total strikeouts. His ERA is the fifth-lowest ERA by a starter in a season since 1988 while his 92 strikeouts makes him the first Texan of the modern era to top 90 K’s in a single season. His eight complete games in a season is also the most by a Texan hurler since Tarleton became an NCAA school in 1994 as well as second-most all-time behind Edwin Corps’ 1993 mark of 11.
Rounding out the individual season accomplishments is Zach Fleet, who finished the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage from behind the plate. The junior catcher made 177 putouts and had seven defensive assists without an error, making him the sixth Texan since 1988 to boast a flawless fielding percentage with over 100 chances in a season.
Fleet played in 34 games this season, earning 25 starts behind the plate.