April 7, 2009
Courtesy of Cameron Athletics
LAWTON, Okla. – Once again the Cameron Aggie baseball team came through with a 3-1 Lone Star Conference series victory. While taking three out of four from West Texas A&M this weekend, CU has either won or tied every series they have played in this year. The Aggies spilt on Friday by winning the first game 16-7 and losing the second game 24-8, and swept the Buffs today by scores of 12-11 and 19-8.
Cameron’s ace Brad Bichel won game one and pitched five strong innings in the start. He gave up five hits and three earned runs in the game. Senior James Maxwell came in to pitch the final two innings and shut the Buffs down, giving CU the 16-7 win.
Senior rightfielder Chris Caves was the leader of the offense in the opening game as he got three hits, four RBI, scored three runs and had two home runs.
In the second game the Aggies were behind for much of the contest as WTAMU scored eleven runs in the top of the very first inning. The game was eventually called in the seventh due to run rule as the Buffs won 24-8.
Cameron had a little more motivation on Saturday as they honored the 1961 Junior College Rose Bowl Champion football team before the game. CU found themselves down most of the game but battle back to win in extra innings off of a Nate Arevalo walk off home run, which won it in the bottom of the eight by a score of 12-11.
“I was really proud of the way the guys played this series”, Head Coach Todd Holland said. “After getting outplayed in the second game of the series, we bounced back and battled to sweep on Saturday.”
The Aggies secured the series victory by putting up 19 runs in the series’ final game on Saturday afternoon. CU was up the whole game and thanks to the power of their bats, the Aggies cruised to a 19-8 victory.
Caves had another monster games for the Aggies as he hit two doubles and knocked in two RBI.
“Chris had a really good series for us this weekend,” Coach Holland said. “He hit five home runs this weekend so that shows that he is really seeing the ball well. We’ve been able to count on a lot of run production from the top to the bottom of our lineup, and everyone is stepping up for us.”
Next Tuesday (April 7) the Aggies will travel to Chickasha, Oklahoma, to take on the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at 1:00pm in a single, nine-inning game.