Pirates' 11-Run Fourth Inning Highlights 15-2 Baseball Win Over Brewton Parker

Pirates' 11-Run Fourth Inning Highlights 15-2 Baseball Win Over Brewton Parker

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong State University baseball squad used an 11-run fourth inning to break open a close game and come away with a 15-2 victory over visiting Brewton Parker College on Tuesday afternoon at Pirate Field.

The win halted a seven-game losing streak for the Pirates (15-18), while Brewton Parker fell to 7-31 overall on the season. Armstrong State returns to action on Friday, hosting Flagler in a 3:00 p.m. Peach Belt Conference contest at Pirate Field.

Senior Ryan Patterson's two-run home run staked the Pirates to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Freshman Timothy Gray then plated a pair with a two-run single second for the 4-0 advantage.

Brewton Parker scored twice in the fourth inning, on an RBI double by Sable Gilliard and a wild pitch, to cut the lead to 4-2.

Armstrong State then sent 16 men to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning, plating 11 runs when all was said and done. Freshman Will Hodges had a two-run home run in the frame, while sophomore Zack Goble had a pair of doubles and junior Mike Warren drove in three in the inning.

That was plenty of offense for senior Aaron Bentley (4-1), who hurled five innings of two-hit ball, giving up two unearned runs while striking out six for the win. Brewton Parker starter Royce Grinaker (1-6) took the loss, giving up three hits and four runs in 1 1/3 innings of work, walking two.

Every Pirate starter had at least one hit in the game. Hodges went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI, while junior Caleb Slaughter went 3-for-5, extending his current hitting streak to 10 games.