Islanders Host Northwestern State In Southland Conference Series

The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Baseball team will be back home this weekend when it hosts the Northwestern State Demons in a Southland Conference weekend series at Chapman Field.

Friday night is scheduled for a 6 p.m. first pitch on the diamond, with Saturday coming at 5 p.m. and the finale starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

The Islanders (19-13, 6-3 Southland) will look to keep its Southland Conference winning streak going, with the team winning five straight league contests after beating Oral Roberts in the final two of that series, and then sweeping Nicholls last weekend on the road. The Demons (10-23, 1-8 Southland) are coming off of a 1-2 weekend against Central Arkansas, winning the first game by a 1-0 final, then falling 2-1 in 11 innings on Saturday and 7-4 in the finale.

Trevor Foss (5-3, 2.89 ERA) will get the start on the mound for the Islanders, while Trevor Belicek (4-1, 3.82 ERA) will go on Saturday and Matt Danton (3-1, 3.58 ERA) will round out the series on Sunday. Cody Butler (1-2, 5.50 ERA) will start for the Demons on Friday, with either Robert Baker starting on Saturday and Sunday TBA, or vice versa.

Offensively, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi is led by Eric Weiss and his .336 batting average. Brad Porras has had a surge as of late, hitting .463 over the last 10 games to raise his overall average to .323 on the season, good enough for second place on the team. Zach Taylor follows behind at .320 overall, and Jonathan Gonzales rounds out the top four with his .318 batting average. Gonzales leads the team with 28 RBI, while Weiss is close behind at 26 on the year.

For Northwestern State, Will Watson is tops on the squad with his .333 batting average, and is followed by Todd Wallace at .291 and Nick Purdy at .265 this season. Watson also leads the team with 14 RBI on the year, followed by Cort Brinson with 12 on the year.

Live stats and video will be available for all games this weekend by visiting www.GoIslanders.com.

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