Demons fall to Houston Baptist in walk-off fashion

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On a day where the Northwestern State baseball team found a good number of barrels, a bleeder through the infield stood as the biggest hit of the day.

Houston Baptist’s Todd Jackson rolled a pinch-hit single through the middle of the infield, scoring Sebastian Trinidad with the game-winning run as the Huskies edged the Demons, 7-6, on a dreary misty Friday afternoon at Husky Field.

Jackson’s game-winner, which came on an 0-2 pitch, came with Trinidad running and barely reached the outfield grass to give HBU (8-23, 5-12) the win in the opener of a four-game Southland Conference series.

“It was a good day to hit,” fifth-year head coach Bobby Barbier said. “A lot of balls found grass.”

For the second straight day where they played, the Demons (15-16, 9-8) failed to fully capitalize on an early bases-loaded opportunity.

Trailing 3-0 after one inning, Northwestern State loaded the bases with one out on three walks by HBU starter Austin Spinney, who lasted just 1 1-3 innings.

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