ALBANY, Ga. - The Armstrong State University baseball squad rapped out 18 hits in a 10-8 non-conference win at Albany State on Tuesday evening.
The Pirates improved to 19-22 with the win, while Albany State falls to 14-23. Armstrong State returns to action on Saturday, hosting Young Harris in a Noon Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Pirate Field.
The Pirates overcame an early 1-0 deficit with a six-run third inning, getting back-to-back home runs from Caleb Slaughter and Zack Goble, as well as an RBI single from reigning PBC Player of the Week Mike Warren and an RBI double from Chandler Corley.
Albany State scored twice in the bottom of the third inning to cut the deficit to 6-3, then tied things up with three runs in the sixth on a two-run single from Chasen Roulhac and an RBI single from Jonathan Galan.
The Pirates retook the lead for good with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, on a wild pitch and an RBI double by Warren.
A suicide squeeze by the Rams in the seventh made it a one-run game, but the Pirates added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth on an RBI triple by Goble and an RBI groundout.
Nick Andress (1-2) picked up the win for the Pirates, giving up three hits and two runs in 3 1/3 innings of work, walking three while striking out two. Michael Davis (0-4) took the loss in relief for the Golden Rams, giving up six hits and two runs in 4 1/3 innings of work, walking one.
Warren and Slaughter each had four-hit days to lead the 18-hit Pirate attack. Trey Polewski added a 3-for-5 day for Armstrong State. Albany State was led at the plate by Galan's four hits and the Golden Rams collected 16 hits in the contest.