Texans take down Trailblazers in 10th inning walk-off

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STEPHENVILLE – The Texans come from behind twice to take game one over Dixie State 10-9 in ten innings.

A walk-off single from Tyler Fowler seals the deal on the Texans win and caps off Fowlers stand out day. Fowler went 3-for-5 today with three RBI and scored one run. Three other Texans Kemuel Thomas-Rivera, Blake Burns and Bryan Aguilar also had a multi-hit game all recording two hits on the day.

The Texans fell behind first after the Trailblazers plated one run in the top of the first but answered quickly. A five run second inning gave the Texans their first lead of the day. The Trailblazers walked in two of the five Texan runs of the inning with bases loaded walks. Wade Raburn recorded the third run on an RBI groundout and Burns recorded his first two RBI of the day with a single scoring London Green and Colby Seltzer.

Both teams went quietly in the third inning before the Texans added another run in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single from Burns his third RBI of the day.

Dixie State ties things up in the top of the fifth with five unearned runs. Things were silent for both sides in the 6th and 8th but the Trailblazers got on back in the 7th to take the lead into the 9th.

The Texans weren’t going to let this one get away from them and rallied in the bottom of the 9th. With a leadoff single Thomas-Rivera got things started before Aguilar also hit a single putting two on with one out. Fowler recorded his second hit of the day plating Dean Frew, who was pinch running for Thomas-Rivera, and tied things up to push the game to extra innings.

With the only home run of the day Dixie State had a two-run shot in the top of the 10th taking a two-run lead. The Texans had a leadoff single from Green before an error plated a run and Frew recorded a sacrifice fly to tie things up in the 10th. Fowler stepped up to the plate for the last time and hit a walk-off single through the left side to push the Texans to the win.

Green was 1-for-4 today with two walks, one RBI and three runs. Burns had a game high three RBI and Aguilar recorded the only stolen base of the day.

That pitching staff for the Texans put together a stellar outing with Alex Pinedo starting on the mound today and going 6 innings, recording five strikeouts, and only allowing one earned run. Zach Poe came in to relieve Pinedo striking out two Trailblazers and allowing no earned runs. A.J. Wood recorded the win tonight for the Texans closing out the game going three innings, striking out three and only allowing one earned run.

The Texans continue the series with the Trailblazers tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. in Stephenville.

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