Albany State Golden Rams Sweep Clark Atlanta To Win Weekend Series

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ALBANY, Ga.- After falling short in its Friday contest, the Albany State baseball team rebound to sweep a pair of games from Clark Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. ASU defeated the Panthers 11-4 and 9-6 to win the weekend series 2-1.

With the victories, the Golden Rams improve to 8-19 overall and 6-3 in the SIAC. CAU falls to 11-15, 5-4.

Albany State 11, Clark Atlanta 4

After trailing 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, Albany State’s offense finally got into gear. Ryan McClendon hit a double to right field to score Nic Griggs and make the score 3-1. Ben Greenstein followed that hit with a two-run homer to tie the score at three.

Later in the inning, Peter Setterich‘s single scored Robbie Feagan. Theo Smith then scored on an error, and ASU led 5-3.

The sixth inning is where the Golden Rams put the Panthers away for good. After CAU scored a run in the top of the inning, Albany State had another offensive explosion. Feagans belted a solo home run to start an inning that saw ASU score six runs. McClendon ended the scoring with a three-run homer.

Smith finished the game hitting 3-for-3, and McClendon was 2-for-2 with four RBIs. Feagans and Setterich each had two hits. Tristan Rice was the winning pitcher.

ASU recorded 11 hits, five errors and three runners left on base.

Clark Atlanta was led by Raphael Andrades, who was 2-for-4. Anthony Nettles was the losing pitcher.

CAU had seven hits three errors and nine LOBs.

Albany State 9, Clark Atlanta 6

Instead of falling behind like it did in the first two contests of the series, Albany State built a huge lead and had to hold on at the end.

The Golden Rams went ahead in the third inning. McClendon hit a single to score Chasen Roulhac for a 1-0 edge. A solo home run by Quantico Dodson-Williams gave the Golden Rams a 2-0 lead.

In the fifth inning, Albany State benefited from a walked run, and Smith hit a two-run single to put ASU ahead 5-0. Four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Golden Rams a commanding 9-0 advantage.

However, Clark Atlanta made a rally against Albany State in the seventh inning. The Panthers scored six runs, including a grand slam home run, to cut the deficit. ASU was able to hold off the visitors and secure the series win.

Dodson-Williams finished the game with two hits and two RBIs to lead Albany State. Roulhac and McClendon each had two hits. Calvin Tatum took the mound win.

The Golden Rams had eight hits, one error and eight LOBs.

Andrades led CAU with two hits and four RBIs, and Joseph Holmes added three hits. Ryan Betts was the losing pitcher.

The Panther collected 10 hits, and one error and five LOBs.

Albany State will return to action on Tuesday, April 4 when it travels to Cleveland, TN to face Lee University. LU won the Feb. 9 meeting 15-0. Game time is slated for 3 p.m.

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