Cowboys win highlights weekend series-openers in college sports

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Hardin-Simmons’ baseball team rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the seventh inning for a 12-10 win over LeTourneau in American Southwest Conference baseball action at Hunter Field on Friday night.

LeTourneau took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Will Bradshaw single.

Taylor Cooling tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run to left. The Cowboys added two more runs in the inning on a bases loaded groundout by Tyler Bradshaw and an RBI single by Elijah Perez.

Noah Mahoney had an RBI single in the fifth for LeTourneau. The Yellowjackets then took a 6-3 lead with four runs in the top of the seventh inning. Brandon Ramirez had a two-run single and another run scored on a wild pitch and another on a three-base error.

HSU battled back in the bottom of the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-5. Cody Berryman had an RBI double and a second run came in on a wild pitch.

HSU took advantage of the small ball and some sloppy defense in the eighth to score seven runs. Hunter Garrison had an RBI single, Dylan Sweeney had an RBI groundout, Cade Johnson had a two-run single and Perez added an RBI single and Bradshaw had an RBI groundout.

Ty Engelhardt started for the Cowboys and went five and two-third innings. He allowed two runs on seven hits. Hayden Clark relieved him and allowed three runs over a third of an inning. Eric Denby worked an inning of relief.

Garrett Buckner worked a perfect eighth inning and got an out in the ninth before allowing a run and leaving with two runners on in the ninth to earn his first collegiate victory. Hayden Day came on and allowed a three-run home run to Will Bradshaw before closing it out.

Andrew Harlan started and went three and two-third innings allowing one earned run on four hits. Ryder Lognion went two and one-third innings of scoreless relief. Kolton Eberlan worked an inning, allowing two runs.

Cooling had four hits for the Cowboys and Perez added three. Bradshaw had four hits for LeTourneau.

HSU has won three straight games and is now 4-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play. LeTourneau is now 5-5 overall and 0-1 in conference action.

The two teams will play a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

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