posted on March 13, 2010 12:42
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball team split Saturday's Gulf Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Spring Hill, winning the opener 5-1 and falling 10-0 in the finale.
Michael Clay pitched the Rams to a 5-1 win in game one of Saturday's doubleheader at Spring Hill. The lefty tossed a complete-game, three-hitter while allowing only one run to score. He fanned three and walked three.
On offense, Mobile got to Joe Baumgartner for five runs on seven hits over 7 innings. The Rams wasted little time in scoring, tallying a pair of runs in each of the first two frames.
The first four Rams reached to start the game, with Travis Williamson delivering a 2-run single to right-center to plate Justin Beck and Ben Negus. After Clay induced a 6-4-3 double play to get out of trouble in the bottom of the 1st, Mobile scored two more in the 2nd with some small ball.
Eric Perez crossed home via an error and Negus swiped home on a double steal. The Rams added their final tally with a Derek Bourgeois squeeze bunt in the 5th to plate Hunter Norris.
Justin Beck finished 2-3, Travis Williamson finished 2-4 with 2 RBI and Ben Negus finished 1-4 with 2 runs scored for Mobile.
In the finale, Spring Hill run-ruled Mobile 10-0 in 8 innings. The Badgers out-hit the Rams 13-1. Nick Clapper picked up the win by limiting Mobile to one hit through 7 innings of work, with three strikeouts and two walks.
Brad Holstein put the Badgers on the board first with a 2-out, solo homer, and while Clapper continued to cruise, Spring Hill put the game away with a 5-run 5th.
After Mobile went down in order in the top of the 5th, Alan Butts was close to doing the same to the Badgers, but with two outs, Ryan Hall reached via error to keep the frame alive, and the wheels fell off. Two walks and a hit-batsman followed to force a run home and load the bags, and then Andy McCall provided the big blow with a 3-run double.
Mobile (10-15, 4-10) hosts Oklahoma Wesleyan Wednesday, March 17 at 2 pm.