May 13, 2007

Bears Win 10-5 on Sunday, Take Series Over Sacramento State.

May 13, 2007

Box Score

GREELEY, Colo. - Adam Symons tripled twice and homered, scoring three times to lead the University of Northern Colorado baseball team to a 10-5 win over Sacramento State.

With the win, the Bears (14-31) took the series 2-1, having also won Friday's series opener.

Symons started his 10-total base afternoon with a solo homer in the second inning to put Northern Colorado on top, 1-0.

The Hornets (17-35) tied the score with a run in the top of the fourth, but the Bears put the game away eight runs in three innings, starting in the bottom of the fourth.

It was again Symons who provided the offense, dropping a triple into the right center field gap, allowing Kevin Sandberg to score from first to retake the lead. Jeff Horn followed by singling back up the middle to score Symons.

In the fifth, the Bears used the longball to pull away, getting solo homers from John Ray and Sandberg to go up 5-1.

Symons opened the sixth with his second consecutive triple, hitting a shot down the right field line that took a friendly bounce away from the Hornets' right fielder. Horn again drove Symons home, this time on a sacrifice fly to left. Anthony Garcia hit the Bears' second triple of the inning - and his second of the season - finding the cavernous gap in right center. Brockman singled home Garcia to put the home team up 7-1. Two more hits and a Sacramento State error enabled the Bears to score two more runs in the inning.

The offensive support ended up being far more than Bears starter T.R. Keating (2-5) would need. Keating shook off a come-backer that hit off his leg in the first to pitch seven strong innings, striking out three and not allowing a walk.

Jason Banks pitched two innings of relief, allowing one run while striking out one.

Symons' three hits led the Bears, while Brockman, Cory Morales, Ray and Sandberg all had multi-hit games.

The Bears look to close out their regular season with a two-game home series against South Dakota State at Jackson Field, starting Thursday at 2 p.m. MT.