Freshmen Hurlers Shut Down Whitman

Freshmen Hurlers Shut Down Whitman

FRISCO, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' received a combined stellar pitching effort from a pair of freshmen in a 2-1 win over Whitman on Sunday afternoon at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

Starter Ty Englehardt allowed just three hits and one run over five innings and Evan Meyer pitched the final four scoreless innings allowing only one hit and striking out five to earn the win in relief.

The Cowboys scored first in the fifth inning when freshman Elijah Perez led off with a double down the left field line and moved to third on a Colton Spears single. Sophomore centerfielder Zach De Luna drove home Perez with an RBI single to center.

Whitman, from Walla Walla, Washington, picked up a run in the bottom of the fifth on a Jonny Chow sacrifice fly.

The game remained 1-1 until the eighth inning. Junior shortstop Caleb Jacques led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Brandon Walker and then moved to third and scored on a pair of wild pitches.

De Luna and freshman Dylan Sweeney each had two of the Cowboys eight hits. Four different Whitman players had one hit each.

HSU went 2-2 on the weekend and all four games were decided by two runs or less. HSU return to action at 6 p.m. Friday when they host old conference rival Texas Lutheran.