JONESBORO, Ark. (5/10/14) – The Arkansas State baseball team rallied from a four-run deficit to take the nightcap in a 10-7 victory over Troy to split a doubleheader Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium.
The Red Wolves (28-22, 16-10 Sun Belt Conference) dropped the first game 2-1, but bounced back to score 10 runs on 10 hits in game two to split the day with the Trojans (22-28, 9-16).
Stuart Levy collected his third double of the day in the home half of the fourth that scored Austin Baker and Lucas Feddersen followed with an infield single that scored Matt Burgess to tie the game. Joe Schrimpf gave the Red Wolves their first lead of the day with a two-run single up the middle to give A-State its first lead of the game at 6-4.
Ali Knowles countered with a two-RBI single in the fifth for Troy, but Burgess gave A-State the lead back in the bottom half with an RBI groundout.
Troy tied the game again in the sixth on sacrifice fly, but Ty Michelotti scored from second base on an infield single by Dustin Jones to put the Red Wolves up a run. Michelotti was hustling the entire way and rounded third as the Trojans’ defense attempted to throw out Jones and scored easily on the play.
Zach Maggio padded the lead with a two-run single in the eighth inning. The senior co-captain finished the day with three hits, two RBIs and scored a run on the afternoon.
Morgan Croft (2-1)entered the game in relief in the fifth inning with the bases loaded and gave up just one run in four innings of work. He gave an RBI single in the fifth to the first batter he faced, but battled back and got out of the inning with a double play. Tyler Zuber worked a perfect ninth inning for his third save of the season.
In the day’s first game, A-State took an early 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Lucas Feddersen, but the Trojans responded with two runs in the fifth and held on late to take the first game of the series.
Levy doubled twice in the loss and added another in the nightcap to finish with three doubles on the day and he also scored twice. Feddersen and Schrimpf had two RBIs each on the day.
A-State and Troy will play the series finale Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The Red Wolves will honor its five seniors in a ceremony 30 minutes before the game’s first pitch.. The game can be heard on 95.3FM The Ticket/970AM KNEA and on AStateRedWolves.com. Live video streaming will also be available with a subscription to the StateZone.
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