Rams Take Down Truett McConnell 12-4 In Opener
posted on April 13, 2012 21:45
CLEVELAND, Ga-- The University of Mobile baseball team trounced Truett McConnell 12-4 Friday in the SSAC series-opener.
Mobile (20-22, 11-14) and Truett (17-27-1, 5-19) will complete the series with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 pm.
The Rams' offense touched up a trio of Truett pitchers for 12 runs on 13 hits, including seven runs over the first three innings to overcome a four-spot from the Bears in the bottom of the 1st.
After giving up four runs on four hits in the 1st, Mobile starter Michael King settled down and blanked the Bears on four hits over the next 7.2 to pick up the win.
Jacob Knowles finished 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored, 2 RBI and a home run, Josh Blaylock added a 3-for-5 effort, and Ryan Waltman, Ryan Parazine and Parker Hollinghead each finished with a pair of hits.
A RBI-double from Ryan Parazine highlighted a two-run 1st and then the Rams tied it up at 4-4 with two more in the 2nd with a RBI-single from Waltman and a Bears' error to plate Blaylock.
Mobile kept the early momentum going and took control with a three-run 3rd. Braxton Hamil led off the inning with a double and Knowles followed two batters later with a 2-run shot to center. A Brady King squeeze bunt to force home Hollinghead capped the inning.