South Alabama Sports Weekend Update

April 8, 2013 · By · Filed Under Baseball, Softball 

Baseball

The South Alabama Jaguar baseball team had a chance to sweep Florida International, but the Golden Panthers took the final game to prevent the sweep.

In game one on Friday, Jarron Cito worked a season-high 7 2/3 innings in the 8-1 win. He scattered nine hits and only allowed one run while striking out five with three walks.

Jeff DeBlieux led the Jags by going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. He was one of seven Jags to record hitsw in the game.

In game two the Jags clinched the series with a 6-5 win over FIU. Four Jaguars pitched in the game with Jacob Noble tossing 4.2 innings allowing eight hits and four runs, three of them earned, and three walks.

Brandon Boyle earned the win in two innings of relief allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Kyle Bartsch pitched a perfect nineth inning for his seventh save of the season. Dylan Stamey pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings with four strikeouts.

Cole Billingsley led the Jags by going 2-fo-4 with a triple, a walk and three RBIs.

In the final game, FIU used a four run fourth inning to down the Jags 7-4 at Eddie Stanky Field. FIU took a 2-0 lead early in the top of the first inning on a two-out, two run double down the right field line.

In the top of the fourth the Panthers added their first run on a leadoff homer to left field. Then an RBI single would double their lead to 4-0, but they weren’t done yet. A two run homerun to left field would put FIU up 6-0.

Tripp Cecil sufferred the loss in 3 1/3 innings pitched where he allowed five runs on four hits with a strikeout and two walks. The Jags tried to rally but the Panthers held on for the win.

The Jags improve their record to 24-9 overall and 7-5 in Sun Belt play with the two wins this weekend. FIU fell to 18-14 and 6-6 in Sun Belt play with their two losses. The Jags are tied with Troy one game out of first place in the Sun Belt. FAU and WKU both have an 8-4 conference record.

The baseball team will be in action on Tuesday when they host Nicholls State at Eddie Stanky Field for a 6:30pm first pitch.

Softball

The South Alabama softball team earned their second conference sweep of the season over Middle Tennessee this past weekend. The #23 ranked Jags used a four run third inning in game one to break open a 1-1 tie. They would knock off the Blue Raiders 9-1 in game one.

In the second game, they eruped for 19 hits and 13 runs to win a run-rule victory over the Blue Raiders 13-3.

Haley Fagan led the Jags on Saturday in the doubleheader by going 6-for-7 with a home run, two runs scored and eight RBI. Julie Moss went 6-for-8 with five runs scored and her second triple of the year.

Meghan COllins hit two home runs, scored three times and drove in four RBI. Brittany Fowler had three hits and scored five runs including her eighth home run to lead the team.

Hannah Campbell and Farish Beard both recorded their 15th win each on Saturday. They combined for 15 strikeouts and no walks while holding Blue Raiders to a .220 batting average. Hannah struck out seven while scattering six hits for her 16th complete game. She only allowed one earned run. Beard struck out eight and allowed five hits and three earned runs.

On Sunday, the Lady Jags used a shutout performance to earn the sweep over MTSU. Alex Breeden went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored whiel Blair Johnson recorded three RBI on two hits to lead the Jags in the victory.

Julie Moss and Britany Campbell both added two hits each while Kaitlyn Griffith hit her seventh homerun of the year.

Hannah Campbell earned her 16th win of the season with two strikeouts, no walks and inducing two double plays in the game.

The Jags improve to 34-7 overall and 11-3 in Sun Belt play while MTSU fell to 4-33 overall and 1-13 in Sun Belt play. The Jags sit on top of the Sun Belt standings with their 11-3 record with WKU two games back in the win column at 9-3.

The Lady Jags will return to action when they host Florida State at Jaguar Field on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 6pm.

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