UAM Slugs Past HSU, 13-3

Courtesy of
Brian Ramsey

tv_sports 10dbMONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team recorded 18 hits leading to a 13-3 non-conference victory over Henderson State Tuesday at home.

   Four Boll Weevils posted multi-hit performances, led by junior Ben Agredano with a 5-for-5 game and junior Stephen Martinez with a 4-for-5 outing. Sophomore Bronson Gilliam and senior T.J. Cox each went 2-for-5 at the plate.

   The Boll Weevils (11-8) started the scoring in the bottom of the first with a three-run homerun from senior Hunter Allday, clearing the UAM version of the “Green Monster” in right field.

   Martinez got his second hit of the day to give UAM a 4-1 lead in the second, driving in junior Chad Miller from second. Miller walked to lead off the inning.

   The Reddies (12-5) made it a one-run game on a two-run double from Michael Corso in the top of the third. That would be all the Reddies could muster in this game, as the UAM pitchers held HSU to only three scoring opportunities in the final five innings.

   UAM built its lead to 6-3 in the fifth on a two-run double from Gilliam. Agredano gave UAM a 7-3 lead in the sixth on an RBI single to score junior D’Marco Poindexter, who walked to lead off the inning.

   The Weevils rallied for three runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings, highlighted by a solo homerun from senior T.J. Cox in the seventh and a two-run, game-ending single from junior Alex Lang in the eighth. Lang and Allday led the team in RBI. Each had three in Tuesday’s win over the Reddies.

   Freshman Zack McKnight (2-1) picked up the win, allowing three runs off three hits with four strikeouts and three walks in the first three innings. Relievers Logan Johnson and Russell Watts kept HSU scoreless on just two hits with three strikeouts each in the final five innings.

   HSU’s Tyler O’Bryant (2-1) took the loss after allowing four runs off five hits with four strikeouts and three walks in the first two innings.

   The Boll Weevils are back to their Great American Conference schedule this weekend at home against Ouachita Baptist. The three-game series gets started on Friday with a single game starting at 2 p.m. at Weevils Field. The two squads will play a double-header on Saturday starting at noon.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct classification error for T.J. Cox.

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