LIONS TAKE SERIES FINALE 4-2
May 15, 2005
ARLINGTON, Texas - Southeastern Louisiana right hander Jeremy Mizell limited the Texas-Arlington offense to two runs on six hits as the Lions took the series finale 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Mizell improved to 3-3 on the season as he tossed his second complete-game of the season, allowing the eight hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
The Lions (24-28, 11-13 SLC) got on the board in the second inning as Randy Roth hit his sixth home run of the season over the left field wall for a solo shot.
SLU added a run in the fifth inning as Gary Duhe ripped a two-out double to right field and scored as Kyle Ginn hit the next pitch to center field for an RBI single.
The Mavs (25-27, 14-10 SLC) threatened in the fifth inning, but were the beneficiary of an unfortunate bounce. After back-to-back singles by Boomer Welles and Josh McSpadden, and a fielding error by the shortstop, the Mavs had the bases loaded with one out. Brett Lewis lined a shot back through the box that was destined for center field before striking the foot of the pitcher and right to the shortstop for the inning-ending 1-6-4-3 double play.
The Lions added a run in the seventh as Tony Suarez started the inning with a triple to center field and scored on Duhe's single to left center.
SLU added to its lead in the eighth as Jason Waguespack started the inning with a double to right center. After a sac bunt moved the runner to third, Wasuespack came in to score on a wild pitch.
UTA got on the board in the eighth inning as three straight singles from McSpadden, Nathan Warrick and Lewis loaded the bases. With one out, Scott Williams delivered an RBI single through the left side and Daniel Macha had a pinch-hit RBI fielder's choice.
Dillon Gee (5-6) took the loss for the Mavs as he allowed two runs on six hits in six innings of work. He struck out three and walked one while throwing 78 pitches.
Lewis, Williams and McSpadden led the offense with two hits apiece. Duhe, Roth, Waguespack and Suarez each had two hits for the Lions.
The Mavs return to action on May 19 when they open up a three-game series against Southland Conference front runner Northwestern State. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Brown-Stroud Field.