Alabama State Plates Six In Seventh And Eighth Innings In Win

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – After falling behind in the sixth inning, Alabama State answered with six runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away for a 9-5 win over Oakland at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex Friday night.

Alabama State (4-1) jumped ahead early in the home opener with three runs in the first inning, taking advantage of an Oakland (2-2) error and a hit to plate three for a 3-0 lead. Oakland answered with one in the fourth, before taking the lead with a three-run sixth inning.

After a pair of scoreless innings, Alabama State erupted for three in the seventh after a one-out walk to Hunter May started the inning. He advanced to third on a perfectly executed hit and run with Cameron Hearn putting runners on the corners, before Trenton Jamison tied the game up for the Hornets with a single to center. The score stayed that way until Cristopher DeGuzman tripled down the right field line to extend the lead to 6-4.

After Oakland scored a run in the top of the eighth inning, the Hornets scored three more in the eighth after Jabronski Williams started the inning with a triple to left center. He scored on a Santiago Garcia single through the right side that pushed the lead to 7-5, before the Hornets added a run on a Hearn single up the middle and a Jamison infield single for the final margin.

Williams led four Alabama State players with four hits, including Garcia, Hearn and Jamison. Meanwhile, Jeremy Rivera (2-0) came on in relief of starter Jacknell Guzman in the sixth inning and went 3.1 innings and allowed just one (unearned) on one hit and struck out three.

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