Miles Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader, Remains Unbeaten


Miles Unbeaten



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OXFORD, Ala. – Getting wonderful pitching in the opener before opening the offensive floodgates in the nightcap, Miles moved to 3-0 on the season with a nonconference sweep of Morehouse, 5-1 and 14-6, Friday afternoon at Choccolocco Park.

The win keeps Miles among the ranks of the unbeatens (3-0). Austin Pate went five innings to earn the win in his first start while Trevor Bates, Reeves Brashear, Damion Williams and Kolby Brannon were among the offensive stars for the Golden Bears.

Game 1: Miles 5, Morehouse 1 

The Golden Bears scored four times in the first inning, which was more than enough behind Pate (1-0), who allowed just three hits and a run while striking out six to earn the victory.

Gary Mason, Jr.‘s smacked a two-run double right on the third base line with one out in the first, scoring Ryan Bargery and Alex Bentley to put Miles on the board. Two Maroon Tigers errors scored Mason and Xavius Burden to double the Golden Bears’ advantage. Morehouse would score in the third but Bentley would add a sacrifice fly in the fifth for the final margin.

Pate did walk four batters and had to weave his way out of a couple of tough jams. But he got a big double play in the third and stranded runners in scoring position in the second and fourth to minimize the damage. Christopher Elias pitched the final two inning to close out the victory. Designated hitter Trevor Bates, hitting in the nine-hole, went 3-for-3 for Miles.

Game 2: Miles 14, Morehouse 6 

Miles put up another 4-spot in the first inning but was not able to pull away from the Maroon Tigers until late, scoring six times in the final two innings. Morehouse was its own worst enemy at times, committing five errors that led to nine unearned runs. It also allowed Miles to score 12 of its runs after there were two outs.

Brannon’s two-run triple in the first was part of the big start and Williams crushed a solo shot to center in the third as Miles jumped out to a 7-1 lead. But starter Jacob Schuster ran into trouble in the bottom of the third, giving up four consecutive singles and allowing six baserunners as the Maroon Tigers cut their deficit to 7-5.

Schuster struck out six in three innings but it was Dylan Johnson (1-0) who came out of the bullpen and steadied the ship for two innings to earn the win .Coach Ty Roberts emptied the bench but the Golden Bears offense kept adding runs over the final two innings to take the mystery out of the final result. Bates came off the bench and added a 2-run single in the sixth as part of a 3-run frame and Miles scored three times in the seventh without swinging the bat. The first three hitters reached base via walk or hit by pitch, all three of them scored on wild pitches, and the last three hitters struck out looking.

Miles is back in action Tuesday in its home opener at historic Rickwood Field when North Alabama comes to town. First pitch is scheduled for noon.

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