Javs & Savage Storm Take Day 1

Holiday Inn Emerald Beach South Texas Baseball Classic

By Corpus Christi Hooks | February 8, 2013 5:42 PM ET

Dallas Ponder carried a no-hitter through five innings Friday night as Texas A&M-Kingsville knocked off St. Cloud State 2-0, closing out the opening round of the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach South Texas Baseball Classic at Whataburger Field.

Ponder (2-0) held the Huskies (0-1) to three hits, walking one while striking out seven.  Denver Diefenbach fashioned two frames of shutout relief to earn his second save of the season.   The Javelinas (4-1) scored both of their runs in the fifth via RBI singles by Cash Barker and Ben Villafuerte

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In Friday's opener, Southeastern Oklahoma State (2-0) scored three times in the seventh to break a stalemate and surge past Loyola-New Orleans 9-6. 

The Savage Storm's top six batters each drove in at least one run, with Tucker Alexander and Troy McCartney netting a pair of RBIs.  Levi Lewis notched the victory, blanking the Wolf Pack (3-6) thru three innings of relief.  

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All seats are General Admission, $6 for daily adult tickets and $4 ages 4-18. Students of participating schools may purchase $4 daily tickets upon presentation of a current ID.

The event schedule:

Saturday, February 9
St. Cloud State vs. Loyola-New Orleans, 2 p.m.
Southeastern Oklahoma State vs. Javelinas, 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 10
Southeastern Oklahoma State vs. St. Cloud State, noon

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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