Jaguar Baseball Sweeps ULM

April 29, 2013 · By · Filed Under Baseball 

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The South Alabama Jaguar baseball team extended their winning streak with a sweep of Louisiana-Monroe on the road over the weekend.

On Friday, Jarron City allowed five runs on nine hits while striking out eight with only two walks in seven innings to earn the win over the ULM Warhawks, 10-8. Dylan Stamey struck out four and allowed two runs on three hits with two walks in 1 2/3 innings to earn his third save of the season.

Jordan Patterson went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI while scoring one run to lead the Jaguars at the plate. Jeff DeBlieux went 2-for-4 with a homerun, two RBI and two runs scored. Dustin Dalken also hit a homer for the Jaguars.

On Saturday Hunter Soleymani pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief and only allowed one run on two hits to lead the Jaguars to the 9-6 win. He struck out three and only walked two batters to earn his first career win as a Jaguar.

With the Warhawks leading 5-3, the Jags exploded for six runs in teh fifth inning to take a 9-5 lead. The Warhawks would only manage one run the rest of the way.

Then on Sunday, Jacob Noble allowed one earned run on five hits with two strikeouts and three walks in five innings of work to get his fifth win of the season as the Jags won 7-2.

Jordan Patterson threw two shutout innings and allowed only two hits while striking out three with two walks to earn his second save of the season. Cole Billingsley, a freshman, pitched two shutout innings and allowed only one hit with a walk and a strikeout in his first appearance on the mound as a Jaguar.

Eight of the Jaguar starters recorded hits in the final game of the series with Zaharion going 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Patterson also finished the game going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a walk and three runs.

After this weekends series the Jags improved their record to 34-12 on the season and 15-6 in Sun Belt play. The Jags will return to the field this weekend when they host Middle Tennessee State for a three game SBC series at Eddie Stanky Field. Game one is scheduled for 2pm on Friday.

The weekend series extends the Jaguar winning streak to seven games as they extend their lead in the Sun Belt standings to two full games. Western Kentucky was swept by Arkansas-Little Rock over the weekend and fell from second place to a tie for fifth place. The Jags (15-6 SBC) holds a two game edge on Troy (13-8 SBC) with three Conference series left in the season, including a three game regular season finale against Troy which could decide the regular season title and the #1 seed for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

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