Bougher blanks SIUE
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill - South Dakota State University pitcher Stephen Bougher pitched his second consecutive shutout, limiting Southern Illinois-Edwardsville to three hits as the Jackrabbits opened a four-game series with a 5-0 victory Friday night.
The Jackrabbits improved to 3-9-1 overall. SIU-E dropped to 8-9 overall.
SDSU gave Bougher all the run support he would need in the top of the first inning. With one out, Daniel Marra singled, moved to third on an Eric Cain base hit and scored on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Telford. Marra also scored the second Jackrabbit run of the game on a double play grounder after leading off the frame with a base hit.
The Jackrabbits added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth and tacked on one more in the eighth. Andrew Phelan led off the top of the sixth with a base hit and scored on Aaron Machbitz's triple to right center. Machbitz later scored on a wild pitch. Zach Rhodes scored the eighth-inning run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Cain.
Bougher, meanwhile, retired 10 hitters in a row in one stretch and allowed singles in the first, sixth and seventh innings. The junior from Papillion, Neb., struck out six and walked four as he evened his record at 2-2 with the complete-game effort.
Marra led the Jackrabbits' nine-hit attack with a 3-for-5 night at the plate. Cain and Phelan each added two hits.
The two squads are scheduled to play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 5, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-EDWARDSVILLE 0
SDSU 100 012 010 5-9-0
SIUE 000 000 000 0-3-0
SDSU: Stephen Bougher and Zach Briggs. SIUE: Ryan Daniels, Tony Schaeffer (5) and Brian Sipe.
W-Bougher (2-2). L-Daniels (1-4). Save-none.