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The College Report: Hallsville's Reich earns pitching win for Texas State

March 16, 2017 at 6:42 p.m.


Hallsville graduate Connor Reich has his first victory at the NCAA Division I level.

Victories for the Texas State University pitcher are nothing new as he posted a 7-2 record in the junior-college ranks one year ago.

Ironically, he worked five innings and beat Alabama A&M University, 7-2. He allowed only two hits. He fanned six. Reich is 1-1 on the year.

Reich has a 5.17 earned-run average. He has made six appearances and one start this year. In 15 2/3 innings of work, he has allowed nine earned runs on 15 hits. He has fanned 14 batters and walked only three.

Texas State is 10-7 overall and has not started Sun Belt Conference play.

Ben Hollas (Spring Hill) had a pair of multiple-hit games for the University of Oklahoma. Both were victories for the Sooners. In the 16-10 win over the University of Buffalo, Hollas was 2-for-5 with a walk. He scored three times. He was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in the 5-4 triumph over Georgia State University. He drove home one and walked once.

Oklahoma, ranked 12th in the country among NCAA Division I teams, is 18-3 overall.

Bryce Alley (Pine Tree) finished 27th in the Border Olympics, which was hosted by the University of Houston and held at the Laredo Country Club in Laredo.

The University of Texas-Arlington player shot a 144 for 36 holes. Alley opened with a low round of 70. He shot a 74 in the second and final round.

Texas-Arlington took third with a 565. Campbell University took first with a 559.

Dylan Moore (Hughes Springs) worked in two games in the last seven days. The University of Louisiana-Lafayette pitcher did not get a decision, as the Ragin' Cajuns split the games.

In the 4-0 win over Saint Peter's University, Moore worked one inning and fanned three hitters. In the 6-5 victory over Louisiana Tech, Moore worked 2 1/3 innings. He allowed one earned run on two hits. He fanned four and walked two.

Louisiana-Lafayette is ranked 14th among NCAA Division I teams with a 9-5 record.

Julie Rawls (Hallsville) was 1-for-2 as her college team, Northwestern State University, lost a 5-4 decision to Lamar University. Rawls drove home one run and scored a run. In the 3-2 loss to Lamar, Rawls had a hit.

She scored two of Northwestern State's runs in its 5-3 win over Louisiana Tech.

Northwestern State is 10-16-1 overall.

Tiarra Davis (Henderson) worked one inning for the University of Texas in a 10-2 victory over Long Beach State. Davis worked the final inning and fanned one.

In a 3-2 loss to UCLA, Davis worked three innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits. She walked two and fanned one.

She did not get a decision or a save in either game.

Texas is 14-10 overall.

Tylia Sylestine (Sabine) and Katy Stephens (Gladewater) helped Texas Woman's University notch a pair of wins.

In the 8-4 win over Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Sylestine was 1-for-4 with a walk. She scored one run for TWU. Stephens walked twice and scored twice.

In a 2-0 win over A&M-Kingsville, Stephens was 1-for-4 and scored a run.

TWU is 16-10 overall and 6-5 in the Lone Star Conference.

Chloe Hicks (Hughes Springs) scored one run for Southern Arkansas University in each of the victories over Southern Nazarene. SAU won 10-1 and 8-0.

Southern Arkansas is 21-3 overall and 11-1 in the Great American Conference.

Stephen F. Austin's Bradley Beaty (Hallsville) finished fourth in the decathlon at the Shirley Crowe Multi-Event Meet, which was hosted by Rice University. Beaty scored 5,879 points. His most successful events were the 100-meter dash, where he scored 725 points, and the long jump with 697 points.

Beaty posted a time of of 11.63 seconds in the 100-meter dash and a distance of 6.5 meters in the long jump.

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