Jonesboro, Ark. (5/4/19)– The Arkansas State baseball team recorded a historic 27 runs in its 27-8 defeat over Appalachian State Saturday evening at Tomlinson Stadium.
The 27 runs recorded by the squad was the most runs scored at home since the 1964 against North Dakota. Five Red Wolves recorded three or more RBIs in Saturday’s win over the Mountaineers.
Nate Alberius (5-3) pitched 5.1 innings allowing seven runs on seven hits with two walks and five punchouts. Zachary Patterson pitched two scoreless innings in relief only allowing one hit with two walks and two strikeouts.
The home team sent 16 batters to the plate in the first, scoring 12 runs on nine hits. Six of the nine batters in the A-State lineup had hits with Eli Davis, Drew Tipton and Tyler Duncan each recording two hits apiece. Tipton was responsible for five RBIs on a double and a triple while Duncan drove in four with a single and a triple.
The Red Wolves sent 11 to the plate in the fifth adding eight runs on six hits. Kyle MacDonald was responsible for a two-run triple while Jaylon Deshazier, Davis and Tipton each added singles to extend the A-State advantage 13-4.
Tipton finished the night four-for-six with five RBIs, a double and a triple while Deshazier finished five-for-six with three RBIs, a double and four runs. Tyler Duncan also contributed heavily to the Red Wolves offense when he finished four-for-five with four RBIs, a triple and three runs.
A-State will return to action Sunday, May 5 with it concludes its series against Appalachian State. The first pitch is set for noon at Tomlinson Stadium.
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