SHERMAN, Texas -— Hendrix College used a five-run spurt in the 10th inning to outlast Austin College in the opener, 8-3, and the freshmen duo of Thomas Weber and Nick Richardson helped lead Hendrix to a 4-2 win in the night cap on Saturday afternoon at Baker Field.
The Warriors (2-4, 2-2 SCAC) jumped to a 1-0 lead after junior Clark Sims tagged a solo shot over the left field wall in the second inning of the opener.
Hendrix added two runs in the sixth when Collin Radack took an RBI grounder to the right side and JT Bowen collected an RBI single.
The Warriors’ pitching staff did not allow a hit in the three extra innings, while the Warriors rallied for five runs on four hits in the 10th frame. Freshman Jacob Perschke singled in a run and scored a run, while junior Andrew Thames hammered a two-run single and Radack stole home during the key stretch.
Teddy Smoyer yielded no earned runs and struck out six, allowing three hits in eight innings. Justin Mosbey entered in the ninth inning and picked up the win to improve to 1-1 on the year.
Richardson scattered four hits over 5.0 shutout innings and struck out four batters in his first collegiate win in the nightcap. The Warriors bullpen cleaned up the last two innings and Drew Gustafson fanned one batter in the seventh inning to pick up the save.