Runs, runs and more runs in Hurricanes win
Jared Allen and Noble Coley led six Hurricanes who had multiple RBI with four apiece as Georgia Southwestern won a slugfest with Albany State, 19-12, on Wednesday.
Allen started things with a two-run home run in the first inning and a two-run single in the second as GSW (3-5) built an early 5-0 lead before putting the game out of reach with 11 combined runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Chris Lingham and Bud Long scored four times in the 1-2 slots in the lineup, and Lingham had a leadoff triple to begin the game.
Coley, Zack Stanton, Byron Haynes and Shane Doyle all had doubles, with Coley's and Stanton's driving in two runs in the fourth and seventh innings.
Long, Stanton and Doyle all finished with three RBI.
The Hurricanes finished with 17 hits compared with 11 for the Rams (2-3), but they also had four errors. Eight players finished with two hits for GSW.
Jody Sellars started the game on the mound and fell one out short of the win, going 4.2 innings and allowing three runs on four hits. Tyler Daniel and Brandon Reeder pitched in middle relief, with Reeder earning the win in after his 1.1 innings of work, while Chris Carroll finished the last two innings.
Albany State pulled to within 8-5 entering the seventh when GSW
exploded for five runs.
GSW left 10 on base, compared with eight for Albany State, and the Hurricanes only struck out twice.
The Hurricanes return to action today when they host No. 9-ranked Lynn University at 4 p.m. at Hurricane Field.