March 26, 2008

Canes Split With Flagler College

GSW and Flagler College split a non-conference doubleheader in St. Augustine, Fla. on Wednesday. A one-out bases loaded single in the home half of the ninth gave the Saints a 5-4 victory in game one. In game two, sophomore DJ Decker belted a grand slam in the top of the first to lead the Hurricanes to a 9-1 victory.

Brandon Reeder (0-3) took the loss in game one pitching 1/3 of an inning and allowing the deciding run on three hits. Jordan Mullis led the way offensively for the ‘Canes with three hits, a run scored and two RBI.

In game two it was all GSW. Decker's home run (2) gave the ‘Canes an early cushion. GSW scored four in the first, one in the second and third, and three in the fifth to roll over the Saints.

Tyler Smith earned his first win of the season pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless relief allowing one hit.

Decker finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBI to lead the team. Daniel Lynn went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Mullis, Nick Rex and Jared Allen each chipped in two hits.

The Hurricanes head to Augusta State on Saturday to begin a three-game Peach Belt Conference series with the Jaguars. First pitch is set for 12:30 p.m.