SUGAR LAND, Texas – Angelina College baseball started out hitting the ball well and never stopped in beating Blinn College 16-2 in eight innings in the semifinals of the Region XIV Tournament at Skeeter Park in Sugar Land Sunday afternoon.
The loss sends Blinn to the consolation bracket and the Buccaneers will play the winner of San Jacinto College-North and Northeast Texas Community College on Monday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at Skeeter Park. The loss moves the Blinn overall record to 28-25.
Pitching struggled for Blinn right from the beginning as the offense couldn't make up the difference. The Buccaneers only earned four hits and Stephen Stuart and Hunter Lehman were the only players to pick up an RBI.
Angelina started off with two runs in the first inning but Blinn was initially able to counter in the bottom half. Cullen Jozwiak was able to start off with a single and then came around to score on an RBI single by Lehman to get within 2-1 of Angelina.
Angelina blew the game open with four runs in the second and two more in the fourth to build up an 8-1 lead. Blinn was able to get a run in the fifth when Walker Winders led off with a walk and then later scored on a ground out from Stuart to get the Buccaneers within 8-2. Unfortunately, that would be the final run scored for Blinn and Angelina would tack on eight more runs to end the game early in the eighth inning for the 16-2 win.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 29 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence.
As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.
For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.