Extra Base Hits Send UAM Baseball Into Win Column

Courtesy of
Brian Ramsey

tv_sports 10dbHOUSTON, Texas — A pair of extra base hits in the top of the eighth inning led to a 5-3 victory for the University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team over Tarleton State on Saturday at Minute Maid Park in the Astros in Action DII Invitational.

   Down 3-2 heading into the eighth, senior Hunter Allday delivered an RBI double to left field to score junior Stephen Martinez, who walked to lead off the inning. Following a sacrifice bunt from junior Ray Johnson, junior Ben Agredano delivered an RBI triple to right center to score Allday to put UAM up by one run.

   The Boll Weevils (1-1) finalized the scoring one at bat later with an RBI groundout by junior Tyler Caruthers that scored Agredano.

   Senior reliever Brent Noble (1-0) retired seven straight Tarleton State batters to seal the win. Noble gave up a hit to the first batter he faced in the seventh to finalize his numbers at one hit allowed with two strikeouts and no walks.

 &Nbsp; Tarleton (1-1) jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Rustin Thomas, followed later in the inning with an RBI groundout from Fola Lajide.

 &Nbsp; UAM tied it at 2-all in the top of the third on an RBI single from Martinez, followed by an RBI sacrifice fly from Allday.

   The Texans took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single from Colten Boothe before UAM posted its three-run rally in the eighth to cap the scoring.

   Agredano and senior Taylor Eaves led UAM in hits. Agredano went 2-for-3, while Eaves went 2-for-5 from the leadoff spot.

   Tarleton’s Tanner Ross (0-1) was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs off one hit with one strikeout and one walk in only one third of an inning.

   The Boll Weevils continue play in the Astros in Action DII Invitational on Sunday against Texas A&M-Kingsville. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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