Bearkats Down Tech 12-11

<b>Tech</b> rallied with four runs in the bottom of the eighth, but Sam Houston State still edged the Raiders <b>12-11</b> on Tuesday at Dan Law Field.<p> <br>

Sam Houston State (9-9) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first as the Bearkats rocked Tech starter Chad Ertel with four hits and took advantage of an error by third baseman Eric Kitchen.

Tech pulled within two in the bottom half of the inning on an Bearkat defensive error and a Gera Alvarez RBI single.

The Bearkats blasted Tech's Matt Harbin for five crucial runs in the top of the fifth.

Tech (17-9) rallied in the bottom of the eighth scoring four runs on three hits. The inning was highlighted by a two-RBI triple by Scooter Jordan and an RBI single by Madison Edwards.

Ertel (0-1) took the loss for Tech, while Nathan Brewer (1-0) picked up the win for Sam Houston State.

Tech and Sam Houston State resume the two-game set at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at Dan Law Field.

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