Blue Bracket Case Study

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A three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh by Alex Bishop and an insurance run in the eighth by UT Tyler spoiled a comeback by the LeTourneau University baseball team in the opening round game of the 2016 ASC Baseball Tournament Blue Bracket. The matchup was a rematch of the last two champions of the American Southwest Conference Tournament. The Patriots (26-15) tied the game in the sixth at 4, then a three-run blast by Bishop over the right-field wall put UT Tyler ahead 7-4. Bishop and the top five in the UT Tyler order accounted for nine of the 12 hits to support six-different pitchers in the win. LeTourneau (15-21) quickly found itself behind 3-0 in the first inning before scoring twice in the fifth and sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead. Sophomore Rayne Hobbs had three hits to lead an eight-hit attack for the YellowJackets. Freshman Andrew Harlan was the losing pitcher after allowing nine hits, seven runs (four earned) and striking out three in the loss to fall to 4-7.…show more content…
LeTourneau capitalized on a pair of defensive miscues by UT Tyler in the fifth to cut the deficit to one, 3-2. In the inning, senior Dylan Wadyko reached on a fielding error. Then, he moved to second on a LETU sacrifice bunt. Next, senior Sean Sellers reached on a wild pitch on strike three and Wadyko moved to third to put runners on the corners for senior Taylor Empkey. A bloop single by Empkey plated Wadyko for the first LETU run; then a fielder's choice by junior Kyle Jacobs brought in Sellers to make it a 3-2
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