Pump Jacks' losing skid grows to four
June 20, 2013 at 11 p.m.
KILGORE - Acadiana took advantage of every opportunity the Pump Jacks gave them in the fourth inning Thursday night.
The Pump Jacks, on the other hand, failed to capitalize on the opportunities presented to them.
Acadiana put up three runs on four hits and two costly fielding errors in the fourth inning en route to handing East Texas its fourth-straight loss, 4-2, at Driller Park.
East Texas put a runner on second base with one out in the first three innings but sent only sent one across in the third inning.
The Pump Jacks had their biggest chance in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases with one out before leaving them loaded. The Cane Cutter bullpen faced three above the minimum in five of the final six innings.
Pump Jack starter Ben Mordini, a junior at Long Beach State, shouldered the loss after sitting down the first nine Cane Cutters in order. Mordini struck out four and scattered six hits in six innings of work. All three Cane Cutter runs in the fourth were unearned.
Connor Huesers knocked in his third run in his third appearance to put the Pump Jacks on the board first, scoring Texas Tech's Devon Conley on a two-out single.
A fielding error followed by back-to-back singles loaded the bases for Acadiana in the fourth inning before a second error knotted the contest at 1-1. Nick Dawson and Freddy Prince then gave the Cane Cutters a 3-1 lead on two-straight RBI singles.
Acadiana led off the eighth with two hits before back-to-back walks pushed the Cane Cutters' lead to 4-1 after eight innings.
Wes Edrington roped a two-out single down the into shallow right in the top of the ninth and stole a base before scoring on an RBI single by Brooks Marlow for the 4-2 final.
The teams meet again at 7:05 tonight. East Texas hosts The Woodlands on Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and Sunday (doubleheader, 6:05 p.m.)