Pirates Hammer Davis & Elkins, 17-7, For Series Win Sunday

Pirates Hammer Davis & Elkins, 17-7, For Series Win Sunday

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong State University baseball squad picked up a 17-7 victory over visiting Davis and Elkins College behind an 18-hit attack that included seven doubles and a home run, taking the weekend series from the Senators on Sunday at Pirate Field.

The Pirates improved to 12-3 on the season with the win, while Davis and Elkins fell to 1-8. Armstrong State returns to action on Wednesday, hosting USC Beaufort in a 2:00 p.m. contest at Pirate Field.

An RBI double from Chandler Corley gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the first, but Davis and Elkins scored a pair of runs without a hit in the second to take a 2-1 lead. The Pirates quickly retook the lead in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Corley and an error, then Armstrong State broke open the game with a four-run third inning, capped by a three-run Will Browning home run.

Corley would finish the game 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI to lead the 18-hit attack. Browning went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI, while Will Hodges went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI.

Sam Goberdhan improved to 3-0 on the season with five innings of one-hit ball, giving up three runs and six walks while striking out five. Caleb Woods earned his first save of the season with three innings of relief, giving up four hits and one unearned run, striking out two.

Davis and Elkins starter Arman Lakhani fell to 0-2 on the season, giving up nine hits and eight runs - six earned - in three-plus innings of work, walking two and striking out three.

Prior to the contest, the Pirates held a moment of silence to honor long-time assistant coach Tommy Thomson, who passed away on Saturday evening. Thomson was a part of the Pirate baseball program every year since 1979 and was a Service Citation Award recipient of the Armstrong State Athletic Hall of Fame.