Texans swept in season-opening series at UT Tyler


TYLER – Quiet bats couldn’t lift Tarleton out of an early deficit in Sunday’s series finale and the Texans suffered a sweep against UT Tyler.

The Patriots scored seven runs over the first two innings before tacking on one in the seventh and one in the eighth. Meanwhile, Tarleton managed just a single run when Wade Raburn scored on a wild pitch in the fourth. The Texans finished with just four hits on the afternoon, the first of which came on a fifth-inning single from Dean Frew.

Jordan Parker, Zach Mesa and Luke Morton joined Frew with one hit each to round out the offense.

After a rough opening two innings, the pitching combination of Garrett Leggitt and Luke Baley settled things down. The Texan duo pitched the final seven innings and allowed two runs each on four combined hits. Leggitt struck out three in his collegiate debut.

Tarleton make its home debut next weekend to host UT Permian Basin in a three-game series. The Texans take the field for the first game Friday at 2 p.m. in Stephenville.


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