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Seventh Inning Rally Leads Weevils to a Win in Final Home Game of the Season

MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team hosted Mississippi College for a midweek game on Tuesday afternoon. The Weevils came out of their final home game of the 2023 season with a 10-3 win over the Choctaws.

Game 1, 9 Innings

Arkansas-Monticello: 10, Mississippi College: 3
WP: Charles Peacock (1-2)
LP: Kade Linn (2-2)
SV: None

Scoring Recap:
Mississippi College scored first, posting an RBI in the third on a ground out to the left side of the infield.

The Choctaws found two more runs in the fourth on ground ball to second, with the second scoring on a throwing error.

Alex Austin put the Weevils on the board in the sixth with a 2 RBI double to center field.

Arkansas-Monticello rallied in the seventh to score eight runs. Cade Thompson kicked off the inning with an RBI single to tie the game at 3-3. Chase Cripps brought home two runs across the plate on a single to left center. A grand slam from Alex Austin, aka Big Al, gave the Weevil a 9-3 lead with one out. Walker Brown followed up with a home run of his own, going back-to-back with Austin on a solo shot over the scoreboard in right center field. The inning came to a close with the Boll Weevils leading 10-3.

The visiting Mississippi College was unable to answer the UAM offense for the remainder of the game, resulting in a Boll Weevil Victory.

Pitching Performances

  • Zach Boyer started on the mound, throwing 3.0 total innings in his outing. He allowed 1 run on 2 hits with a strikeout.
  • Matt Huey tossed 3.0 innings for the Weevils, giving up 3 hits and 0 earned runs with 3 strikeouts.
  • Charles Peacock saw 2.0 innings of work, allowing only 1 hit with 5 strikeouts.
  • Ryan Mesaris closed out the final inning of the game, giving up 0 runs and 0 hits.

Offensive Showcase

  • Alex Austin – 2-for-2 with 1 Grand Slam, 1 Double, 6 RBI, 1 Run Scored and 1 Walk
  • Walker Brown – 1-for-2 with 1 Home Run

The win on the day pushes Arkansas-Monticello to a 29-18 overall, 18-12 GAC record for the 2023 season.

Arkansas-Monticello is back in action on Friday, April 28 when they travel to rival Southern Arkansas University to open their final Great American Conference series of the year with a . First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.

All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Baseball schedule.

UAM would like to give a thank you to today’s game day sponsor, Ag Up Equipment. Thank you for your continued support of UAM Athletics!

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