Weevils Swap Wins In Extra Innings

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 17th-ranked University of Arkansas-Monticello’s baseball team split a non-conference tv Sports reflection 10dbroad double header Tuesday against 15th-ranked Drury, winning the first game 4-3 in 10 innings and falling in nightcap 12-11 in nine innings.

Drury used homeruns to extend each game into extra frames. With UAM up 3-2 in game one, Drury’s Colton Jones hit a solo homerun to force a 3-all tie. In the second game, the Weevils (16-8) held an 11-8 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning of the scheduled seven inning game, but a three-run homerun from Payton Reed sent the two squads into extra innings for the second time of the day.

The Weevils plated the game-winner in the first game on a sacrifice fly from sophomore Evan Comeau in the top of the 10th inning to score senior Tyler Caruthers, who doubled in the previous at bat and stole third.

Drury (6-3) rallied with two outs in the bottom of the ninth of game two to get the double-header split. Spencer Wilmes tripled to right center and scored on an RBI single by Tyler Arthur in the next at bat.

UAM reached double-digits in the hit category in both games, racking up 12 hits in the first game and 13 in the second game. Senior Alex Lang paced the UAM offense in game one by going 3-for-5 at the plate. Junior Bronson Gillam went 2-for-4.

In the second game, senior Ray Johnson led the UAM offense with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, including two homeruns-a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the sixth. Junior Austin Braddock and Gillam also homered in game two.

 The Weevils are back in action this weekend in a three-game Great American Conference series in Russellville against Arkansas Tech, which is ranked as high as No. 18 in this week’s national polls. The series gets underway with a single nine-inning game Friday at 7 p.m.

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