Simen Borland ‘17 limited Tomball Concordia Lutheran to five hits and two runs, and catcher Philip Matulia ‘18 (Louisiana Tech) drove in two runs as Eagle Baseball captured a critical district win to raise its season record to 26-5.
The 5-2 victory at Fr. Wilson Field on Senior Night was the 100th career win for Ryan Lousteau as the St. Thomas head coach and clinched the district’s second-place seed for the TAPPS Division I state playoffs which begin May 4.
Borland outdueled Shane Baz, the 23rd rated MLB draft prospect by Baseball America, with a 102-pitch complete game, facing 27 batters, striking out two, walking two and holding TCL to only 1-7 with runners in scoring position while stranding four on base.
The Eagles made the most of their six hits, never trailing after a notching a single run in the fourth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie after scoring twice in the fifth and sealing the verdict with two runs in the sixth.
Shortstop Brandon Campos ‘17 (two hits) and left fielder Nick Phan ‘17 each added RBI as Eagle Baseball raised its district record to 7-3 with its fourth consecutive win.
Eagle Fight Never Dies!