July 31, 2014

Top Moment #4: Islanders Baseball Rallies for Walk-Off Win Over Lamar

CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2014, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2013-14 school year. 

Every Tuesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Thursdays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.

Top Moment #4: Islanders Baseball Rallies for Walk-Off Win Over Lamar

Following a series sweep on the road against Abilene Christian, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team faced off against Lamar on May 10 with the intent to continue their success in the final three-game home series of the season and stay ahead of Sam Houston State for first place in the league.

The first game featured a sixth inning three-run rally by the Islanders that lifted them past the Cardinals to a 5-2 victory. Jordan LeeBrandon Tierney and Russell Vaughan each had two hits, while Lee scored twice.

Trevor Belicek was outstanding in the second game, as he didn't allow a runner past first base in all nine innings of work. Cardinal's pitcher Chase Angelle allowed only one runner to go past first in the first nine innings he threw.

Lamar kicked it into gear with a two-out rally against Jacob Dorris in the 10th that plated Lamar's Jason Eckols to snag the first lead of the game.

Angelle returned in the bottom of the 10th for Lamar to retire Cody Stephens before Vaughan ignited the Islanders' bats. The senior sent a line drive through center field all the way to the wall for a triple. Dominic Lopez kept the rally going with a grounder that allowed pinch-runner Jacob Hubert to beat the tag out at home and tie the score, 1-1.  Zack Gibson's single that followed put pinch-runner Brandon Guillford on third as Dawson Yates stepped up to the plate. 

The freshman lifted a ball over the drawn-in outfield for a walk-off single to score Guillford and gain a doubleheader sweep that sent the Islanders into a frenzied celebration that carried off the field and into the headlines. 

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Top Performances:

June 17 - #10: Bourque Leads Islanders to Best SLC Start in Program History

June 24 - #9: Shaw's Explosive Weekend at UIW and ACU

July 1 - #8: Jordan's Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW

July 8 - #7: Baar Wins the Steeple at Southland Championships

July 15 - #6: Nagy Shines in Three-Set Victory over Top-Ranked Opponent

July 22 - #5: Belicek Strikes Out 12 in Two-Hit Shutout vs. Lamar

July 29 - #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions 

Top Moments:

June 19 - #10: Islanders Softball Sweeps Lamar

June 26 - #9: Shaw's Late Three Lifts Islanders Past UCA

July 3 - #8: Women's Tennis Victory Over SMU

July 10 - #7: Miller's Golden Goal Leads Islanders to first SLC Win

July 17 - #6: Men's Basketball Beats ORU in Overtime

July 24 - #5: Volleyball Makes History with First SLC Tournament Win

July 31- #4: Islanders Baseball Rallies for Walk-Off Win Over Lamar