posted on April 17, 2010 10:56
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball team rallied for a 7-6 win over Spring Hill in Saturday's opener to salvage a split of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference twin bill. The Badgers beat the Rams 19-10 in the finale.
John Ladnier got the win in the 7-inning opener for Mobile with 2 innings of 2-hit, shutout relief. Jeff Keenum took the loss for Spring Hill after giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in 6.1 innings of work.
Michael Tedesco finished 2-3 with a homer for Mobile, Nick Laico went 2-4 with 2 RBI and Hunter Norris and Brad Sheffield each added a pair of hits. Travis Williamson finished 1-3 with 2 RBI and a home run.
Ryan Hall with 1-4 with a 2-run home run for the Badgers as nine different Spring Hill players recorded a hit.
Through 5 innings, Mobile starter Jarrin Brister held the Badgers to only one hit and the Rams built a 2-0 lead on Cody Sanderson's sac fly in the 4th and Tedesco's homer in the 5th.
But, in the 6th inning the first six Badgers recorded a hit and the team scored 6 runs on 8 hits in the frame. Hall blasted a 2-run homer to start the scoring and Brad Holstein and Justin Harrison added RBI-doubles to put the Badgers up 6-2.
Mobile answered the big frame with Williamson's 2-run bomb in the bottom of the 6th to cut the deficit to two heading into the final inning.
Cameron White and Justin Beck started the 7th with singles for Mobile and Nick Laico belted a 2-run double to tie the game at 6-6. Laico moved to 3rd on an errant throw and the Badgers put the next two Rams on to load the bags with 1 out. Norris came up and ripped a walk-off RBI single into left field for the win.
The finale was all about the Badger bats. Spring Hill scored 19 runs on 22 hits. The Badgers scored 7 runs in the first 3 innings and then tacked on 9 runs over the final two frames.
Ryan Cummings went 5-6 at the plate with 3 RBI, Brad Holstein finished 3-6 with 5 RBI and 2 homers and Bobby Voss finished 2-7 with 3 RBI. Justin Harrison and Jeff Fennell each went 3-4 with 2 RBI, while Harrison scored 5 times.
For Mobile, Ben Negus finished 3-5 with 3 RBI, Justin Beck went 3-5 and Michael Tedesco drove in three. Cody Sanderson and Cody Barber each added a pair of hits.
Joe Baumgartner got the win with 3 earned runs allowed on 10 hits in 5.2 innings of work. Josh Essington worked 3.1 innings for the save. Dustin Lee took the loss for Mobile after giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits in 2.2 innings.
Mobile (20-27, 13-18) visits Tougaloo College Tuesday, April 20 at 1 pm for a doubleheader.