CANYON, Texas – The #17 Buffaloes of West Texas A&M used a pair of complete game shutouts by Scott Cone and Josh Weyker to take a pair of Lone Star Conference wins from the visiting #10 Rams of Angelo State on Saturday afternoon in front of over 100 fans at Wilder Park in Canyon, Texas. The Buffs move to 19-4 (7-4 LSC) with the wins while the Rams fall to 16-8 (6-5 LSC) on the season.
The pair of wins gives West Texas A&M atleast the series win as they will face-off with the #10 Rams tomorrow afternoon with first pitch set for 1 p.m. in the series finale at Wilder Park. There is a possibility of inclement weather in the Texas Panhandle, so please check GoBuffsGo.com for more information on tomorrow’s contest.
Game #1 – West Texas A&M 1, Angelo State 0
The Buffs threatened in the bottom of the second inning as David Hebert singled to left center followed by a Rams fielding error to put runners on the corners with one out but ASU responded with a double play as the Buffs laced a lineout to the pitcher with a throw to first to end the frame with the teams tied at 0-0. The bottom of the third was the same story for the Buffs as their first two batters reached base before double play ended the inning with the teams tied at 0-0.
WT’s Scott Cone took a perfect game into the sixth inning as he registered the first two outs of the frame before a double down the left field line by Cameron Massengill followed by a walk to put runners on first and second before a groundout to shortstop ended the inning.
The seventh inning saw some fireworks as the Rams threatened in the top of the inning with a runner in scoring position before Cone got out of the jam, the Buffs moved a runner of their own into scoring position as Beto Rodriguez reached on a fielder’s choice followed by a passed ball to move Rodriguez to second, Ryan March drove a ball up the middle that the Rams couldn’t handle at shortstop at Rodriguez raced around to score for the winning run, 1-0.
Cone picked up the win (4-0) on the mound for the Lady Buffs, giving up no runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts in the complete game shutout as he threw just 80 pitches in the seven innings.
Game #2 – West Texas A&M 3, Angelo State 0
The Buffs wasted no time scoring in the bottom of the first inning as Nick Chapman launched just the fourth homerun all season by the Buffs on a solo shot down the left field line with one out for the early 1-0 lead. WT put their first two batters of the third inning on base followed by an Aaron Blair sacrifice bunt to move the runners into scoring position with one out before a popup behind the plate and a flyout to right field to end the threat with WT leading 1-0.
WT added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as Hebert ledoff the inning with a single to right followed by a Justin Hargrove double to the right center field gap to move the runners to second and third, Rodriguez scored Hebert on an RBI groundout to second base followed two batters later by an ASU throwing error that scored another WT run to stretch the lead to 3-0 after four innings of play.
The three runs would be more than enough for Josh Weyker as he picked up the win (4-2) in the circle for the Buffs, giving up no runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts in the complete game shutout while throwing just 82 pitches in the seven inning contest.