posted on March 10, 2012 18:16
HATTIESBURG, Miss-- The University of Mobile baseball team split a SSAC doubleheader at William Carey this afternoon, dropping the 7-inning opener 2-1 and taking the finale 3-2.
Mobile (9-13, 4-7) and William Carey (15-8, 7-3) will close out the series with a single game at 2 pm Sunday.
Ryan Hines limited the Crusaders to 2 runs on 4 hits in 8 innings of mound work. The lefty fanned 7 and walked 5. Josh Blaylock worked a perfect 9th to grab the save.
Blaylock also led Mobile by going 2-for-5 with 1 RBI from the leadoff spot, while Justin Beck finished 1-for-3 with 2 RBI. Mobile opened the scoring with a 2-run 2nd inning thanks to 4 hits. Ryan Parazine and Ryan Waltman started the frame with singles and Beck capped the inning with a 2-run double.
After William Carey scored one apiece in the 2nd and 3rd to tie it up, Mobile got the winning run in the 4th. Back-to-back one-out errors and a passed ball set up Blaylock for the game-winning RBI-single.
In the opener, Michael King was tagged with the loss despite giving up only 1 earned run (2 runs) on 2 hits in 6 innings of work. He fanned 2 and walked 2. Scotty Reese grabbed the win for William Carey, holding Mobile to 1 unearned run on 6 hits in 7 innings.
Braxton Hamil went 3-for-4 with a double at the dish and Travis Bowen finished 1-for-1 for Mobile.
The teams traded scores in the 2nd, with Mobile using a hit batsman and error to score, while Carey turned a one out walk into a run with their only hits of the game, as Daniel Covert and Ross Weathers followed with hits.
The winning run came in the 6th after a leadoff walk, sac bunt and error.