The Arkansas-Monticello Baseball team splits the day with #6 ranked Henderson State University on Saturday. UAM would fall in the first game 11-5 in nine innings, and win the second match 2-0 in extra innings thanks to a Jordan Johnson bomb to deep center field. The Weevils win the weekend, GAC series 2-1.
UAM struggled to string together hits when needed throughout the game. They would put up 2 runs in both the third and fifth innings, and another in the seventh, but the match proved to go Henderson State’s way.
The Reddies were the first to score, putting up six runs in the top of the second inning
UAM would respond back with 2 runs of their own in the third as Grant Shepherd scored off a Cade Thompson single to center field and Chase Cripps crossed the plate courtesy of a Jordan Johnson SAC fly.
HSU scored a run in the top half of the fifth, but the Weevils answered with 2 more runs; David Reyna scored on a Thompson single and Shepherd scored from a bases loasded walk for Johnson.
The final run for Monticello came in the seventh inning as Shepherd would score off a Johnson ground ball.
The second match of the day was a brilliant display of pitching from both teams as no runs were scored until the bottom of the tenth.
Jordan Johnson ended the game in the bottom of the tenth inning with a moonshot, walk-off bomb to deep center field. The Weevils win 2-0.
WATCH: WALK-OFF HOME RUN
In Game 1 the Weevils pitching staff had their work cut out for them, using four different arms throughout the games entirety. Game 2 was an incredible display of pitching ability as two different members of the pitching staf contributed to a 10-inning shut out over the Henderson State Reddies.
Mason Philley started on the mound, totaling 5.0 innings pitched with seven runs allowed on six hit. He stuck out five batters and had five walks.
Jacob McDaniel would enter the game in the top of the sixth, tallying 1.0 inning pitched with two runs allowed on zero hits.
Rigell Robinson took his turn on the mound in the top of the seventh, throwing 2.0 innings with 2 runs allowed on two hits.
Jerrius Vickers would close out the last inning of the game for the Weevils, entering in the top of the ninth. He would put up zero runs, allowing one hit.
Spencer Johnston started Game 2, dishing out 7.1 scoreless innings. He struck out a total of six batters, while only allowing one walk and four hits.
Trent Bunting closed out the game with 2.2 innings pitched. He struck out two batters and only allowed two hits.
The split on the day pushes Arkansas-Monticello to 5-10 on the season and 3-6 in GAC conference play.
The Weevils are back to work on Tuesday, Mar. 8as the travel to the University of Texas at Tyler. The game is set to begin at 4:00 p.m.
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