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Hardin-Simmons Athletics | May 3, 2014

Steve Coleman claims 400th win in season finale for Hardin-Simmons

  Steve Coleman earned his 400th win in the final game of the season.

RICHARDSON, Texas  -- Hardin-Simmons split a doubleheader with Texas-Dallas on Saturday, losing 5-0 in the first game and winning the nightcap 5-2.

The win was the 400th in the 17-year career of Steve Coleman at Hardin-Simmons.

Nick Cummings tossed a two-hit shutout for the Comets in Game 1 to improve to 3-3.

UTD scored the game's only runs in the third inning when they plated five runs. After a leadoff single and back-to-back bunts that were misplayed by the Cowboys one for an error, one for a hit UTD loaded the bases. Tanner Gandy walked to force in a run, Nick Marti had a sacrifice fly and Brandon George, Brandon Clouch and Nolan Smith all had RBI singles.

Brandon Bollinger started and took the loss for the Cowboys and Matt Rhodes worked three and two-third innings of scoreless relief. 

Jason Vause and Brandon Walker had the lone hits for the Cowboys. Clounch had two hits for UTD.

HSU came out strong in the second game with three runs in the first inning. Colson Craddick had an RBI groundout and Walker and Jon Finney added RBI singles.

Marcus Uechi had an RBI double in the fourth to make it 4-0. George had a two-run home run in the fourth for UTD.

Walker added an RBI single in the seventh for HSU.

It was more than enough for Eric Zamora, who was stellar in his final career game. He scattered seven hits and allowed just two runs in a complete-game win. He finished the year 4-2.

Uechi had four hits in his final game and Vause and Walker added three each as HSU had 14 hits in the game. George had three hits for UTD.

HSU finished its season with a record of 18-22 overall and 14-19 in league play. HSU finished tied with Texas-Tyler for the final spot in the ASC Tournament, but the Patriots had the tiebreaker after winning the series between the two teams.

UTD improved to 24-15 overall and 19-13 in league play.