Texas A&M-Corpus Christi scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Islanders a 12-2 win Sunday afternoon to take the series from the Northwestern State baseball team in Southland Conference action.
All three games in the set finished with run-rule victories. Northwestern State (11-25, 2-10 SLC) won the first game 12-1 Friday night in eight innings and Corpus Christi (21-14, 8-4 SLC) took Saturday's game 11-0 in seven.
Matt Danton (4-1) started for the Islanders and gave up two runs on eight hits in six innings. Robert Baker (3-4) was the Demons starter on the mound and gave up eight runs on seven hits and two walks.
Corpus Christi jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run single to right field from Jonathan Gonzales that scored Jordan Lee and Zach Taylor.
The Demons answered in the fourth inning when Regan Kaufman singled through the right side to score Nick Purdy and Zack Costa hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Todd Wallace.
The big inning for the Islanders came in their frame of the fourth with six runs scored, all with two outs. Taylor had the big blow with a two-run single through the right side to score Blake Tierney and Stafford Brantley. Brantley, Lee, and Eric Weiss each had RBI hits in the inning.
Chris Stephens, Brantley, and Dominic Lopez had run-scoring singles in the fourth inning that sealed the game for Corpus.
The Demons went through four pitchers which included Steven Spann who threw 2.1 innings and gave up no runs and three hits. Ashton Sivigliano worked one-third of an inning and allowed four runs on two hits and a walk.
Purdy, Wallace, Kaufman and Costa combined for a seven-for-12 day at the plate, while the rest of the Demon lineup went two-of-18.
Gonzales was a perfect four-of-four for the Islanders and had two RBI and a run scored. Brantley was three-for-four with two runs scored and three RBI.
The Demons will return home to face Louisiana Tech at 6:30 on Tuesday, and finish the suspended game against Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday. Northwestern State open a three-game set with Lamar on Friday.