TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Knights baseball team won all 3 games in the series at the Stillman College Tigers on March 7-8 taking game 1 by a score of 15-2 on Thursday the 7th then both games of the doubleheader on the 8th with game 1 at 5-4 and the second by 13-4. The Knights have won 10 straight and are now 18-3 on the season, 6-0 in Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) play.
Game 1 saw the Knights score 3 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, 4 in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, and close the game with 4 in the 7th to invoke the run rule of 10 after 7 and a win for Alex Snider.
In game 2, the Knights fell behind in the 2nd as the Tigers scored a pair of runs to take an early 2-0 lead. The Knights cut it to 2-1 in the 3rd but were behind 3-1 after 4. Another run in the 5th was followed by 3 runs in the 6th to take a 5-3 lead. The Tigers got a run in the bottom of the 6th but Logan Carter sat the Tigers down 1-2-3 in the 7th for the win. Carter came on to replace Preston Sparks who had allowed 2 earned runs in 3.2 innings of work with 3 strikeouts and Carter went 3.1 with 2 hits, a walk, 5 strikeouts and just 1 unearned run to get the win.
Game 3, the bats came back out for the Knights as they put up a 4 spot in the 1st (with no hits) and a run in the 2nd for a 5-0 lead. After starter Jason Gifford cruised through the first 3 innings, he was replace with Jackson Braden in the 3rd after giving up 3 earned runs. The Knights got 4 runs on 4 hits in the 5th to extend their lead to 9-3. Braden gave up an unearned run in the 5th but that was it as Kendall Marshall and Tyler Goddard each threw an inning to finish the game. Braden got the win as the Knights put up another run in the 6th and 3 more in the 7th for the 13-4 win.
For the series, Guner Sellers was 5 for 8 with 4 runs and 4 RBI while Jordeyn Lewis was 3 for 4 in game 3 with 2 runs, a home run, and 2 RBI. Dayton Beasley was 1 for 2 but his RBI double in game 2 was the tying run that brough the Knights back. Blake Jackson was 3 for 11 with a pair of doubles, 6 runs scored, and 1 RBI in the 3 games. Zach Cornell was 3 for 10 with 5 runs, 5 RBI, and a pair of doubles. Robbie Hanlon went 3 for 13 in the series with 2 runs and 3 RBI. Trent Nash, Bucky McGlamrey and Chris Burgess each had a pair of hits while Nash and Jacob Durant each scored 4 runs.
The Knights will host Toccoa Falls College on Wednesday, March 13 for their next game and then on March 15-16 have a 3-game series with Blue Mountain College of the SSAC starting with a doubleheader at 3PM on Friday, March 15.