Hurricanes sweep Barry on Opening Day

Hurricanes sweep Barry on Opening Day

The Americus Times-Recorder

Georgia Southwestern got the hitting and pitching when it needed on Sunday.

Trent Dooley was 4-for-5 with four RBI in Game 1, and Jody Sellars pitched five scoreless and struck out seven as the Hurricanes beat Barry University 12-8 and 3-2.

GSW produced five runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-7 lead and then two more in each the sixth and seventh innings of the first game.

Dooley, Bud Long, Paschel Poston and Kevin Carroll all had doubles for GSW; Long was 2-for-4 and scored three runs.

Ryan Lackey got the win, pitching four innings. He allowed four runs - three earned - while striking out five and walking three.

Tyler Daniel, Corey Hawes and Chris Carroll combined to pitch 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit to finish the game.

GSW led 3-0 in Game 2 when Barry scored a run in the seventh and ninth innings.

Dooley, Poston and Byron Haynes had doubles, and Long hit a solo home run to left field in the third.

Poston and Haynes each had two hits, and Poston drove in two runs.

Brandon Reeder pitched three innings allowing one run, and Chris Carroll allowed one run in the ninth before recording the save.

The Hurricanes travel to Valdosa State on Tuesday.