No. 25 Muleriders fall in extras in game one; split DH behind 12-K performance by Tabor in series finale


LINE SCORE - GAME 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E

SAU Muleriders (23-11, 16-7 GAC) 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0

HSU Reddies (23-12, 17-6 GAC) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 5 10 0


W – Taylor Langston (2-1)

L – Nick Starr (1-2)



• The Muleriders got a solid starting pitching performance by Jacob Stroder as he pitched into the seventh inning. Through his first five innings on the mound, Stroder had not allowed a run and limited the Reddies to just three hits, all singles.

• In the sixth, however, Henderson started to chip away at Stroder's strong outing. A leadoff walk to Caleb Carr was followed by a RBI double by Joe Myers plated the Reddies' first run of the game. Stroder then retired the next three batters to minimize the damage.

• An inning later, however, the Reddies continued to pull closer in the game. In the seventh, HSU scored twice, and in the process chased Stroder from the start.

• Eric White was the first in relief for the Muleriders and after allowing a RBI single to Myers, White struck out Zack Gray to end the inning.

• White came back for the eighth and worked around a one-out walk to hold the Reddies scoreless and keep it a one-run game

• In the bottom of the ninth, Henderson was able to push across the tying run as Myers doubled home Dylan McCain, who walked with one out earlier.

• With the game in extras, SAU turned to Nick Starr. Trouble came early for Starr, however, as a leadoff walk and a single put two on with no outs. A sacrifice bunt then moved both runners into scoring position with potential winning run at third base.

• The Muleriders then elected to issue an intentional walk to Daniel Colasanto, but a 1-0 wild pitch allowed Brandon Pollock to score the game-winning run.


• SAU totaled nine hits in the game and had their most productive inning in the top of the second. In that frame, SAU scored three runs on four hits. Cortland McPherson led off the inning with a double and four batters later, Zach Muldoon doubled as well to score Dakota Wright and Sam Mrstik.

• Both had singled earlier in the inning with Wright's single plating the first run for the Muleriders.

• The fifth inning was the last that the Muleriders were able to score in as Jacob Richardsonsingled to right-centerfield, scoring Austin Baker and giving SAU a 4-0 lead at the time.

• As a team, the Muleriders collected four extra-base hits with McPherson, Wright and Muldoon al doubling. Austin Baker accounted for the fourth extra-base hit as he tripled.

• Wright and Mrstik had multi-hit games with Mrstik going 2-for-4 and Wright 2-for-3.

• Muldoon, Wright and Richardson accounted for the RBIs with Muldoon's two leading the way

LINE SCORE – GAME 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

SAU Muleriders (24-11, 17-7 GAC) 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 7 10 1

HSU Reddies (23-13, 17-7 GAC) 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 5 0


W – Kenneth Tabor (8-1)

L – Zach Eschberger (5-3)



• Kenneth Tabor improved to 8-1 on the season as he pitched an overall gem against the Reddies.

• In the outing, Tabor struck out a season and career-high 12 batters. His previous high-watermark in strikeouts was 10, a feat he achieved twice last season.

• Dialed in from the start, Tabor did not allow a run until the sixth inning, and in his first five innings on the mound, Tabor had allowed just one hit.

• In the sixth, Henderson did get to Tabor some as they scored three runs on three hits, but Tabor responded with an emphatic seventh inning that saw him work around a leadoff double and then strikeout out the side.


• Offensively, the Muleriders totaled 10 hits with four going for extra bases. Additionally, seven of the nine in the starting lineup had a hit in the second game.

• Jake Tisevich, Jacob Richardson, and James Trevanion all had multiple hits.

• Richardson and Trevanion also added multiple RBIs with Richardson driving in two and Trevanion three. All three of Trevanion's RBIs scored on his two doubles as he plated Dakota Wright in the second inning and chased home Cortland McPherson and Richardson in the fifth.

• Richardson's RBI double in the first inning scored the first run of the game for the Muleriders and his RBI single in the fifth was the first of what was three runs to cross the plate that inning.


The Muleriders will now prepare to head back to Arkadelphia for the third time in four days as they will take on Ouachita in a non-conference game starting at 3 p.m. Check for live links of the game


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