Texarkana, USA (April 6, 2017)- The home opener is less than two months away (May 26, George Dobson Field) and the college baseball season is well underway. The Texarkana Twins players are currently hard at work for their respective colleges. The success the Twins commits are having at the collegiate level makes for a promising inaugural season for the Texarkana Twins. The Twins will look to continue to build of the success and make their mark this summer.
Tyler Marshall has had a strong season raking in 26 appearances which includes 17 starts, Marshall is batting .321 with 11 runs scored and 15 RBIs. Marshall has 18 hits and 15 walks on the season boasting an impressive .467 on-base percentage. Troy Squires has started 21 games behind the plate this year for Kentucky. Squires is batting .277 this season with 11 runs scored, three doubles and 11 RBIs.
Freshman Drake Osborn has appeared in eight games for the Islanders. Though the Sandia, Texas native is listed as a catcher, he has showed his versatility as he played left field and scored a run in a contest against Illinois. Redshirt freshman Dustin Lacaze has seen more action recently for the Islanders as he was called upon to start two games last week. Last Wednesday, Lacaze went 5 innings against the University of Houston-Victoria and allowed just two runs with four strikeouts.
The Twins three players from Paris Junior College have made their mark this year. Garrett Walker leads the pitching staff so far in wins and his total is second best in conference. Conner Anderson has slugged six home runs so far and Chad Paris has shown blazing speed on the bases as he has stolen 14 bases in 15 attempts.
True freshman Nick Anderson has started 13 games in his young career for Texas A&M-Texarkana. Anderson is batting .267 on the year with a homerun and 10 RBIs. Heath Eubanks is currently in his second year at for the Eagles and has appeared in 15 games, mainly as a pinch runner. LT Hawkins transferred from Arkansas Tech to Texas A&M-Texarkana and is currently redshirting. Last year he had 13 hits for Arkansas Tech in 13 starts.
The Twins have two pitchers currently competing at Mid-American University. Ben Donnell is a left-hander and has started seven games. His best game of the year was a complete game shutout against Texas College. Reid Wall has pitched in eight games so far and has struck out 10 in seven innings.
Chad McKinney has played sparingly for Lamar University but has made the most with his opportunity. In his only start of the year, McKinney went 2-for-5 against Northwestern State with a double and an RBI single. He also had a 2-run pinch hit home run against Prairie View A&M.
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