Savannah State Tigers Win Series With Delaware State




Savannah State Sports Information


SAVANNAH, Ga. – Caleb Hill struck out seven batters in 6.2 innings to lead Savannah State to a 8-1 win over Delaware State, in a game played at Tiger Field.

Alex Pierce did not give up a hit in his 2.1 innings in relief, striking out four.

The Tigers (2-1) scored twice in the second inning and three times each in the fifth and sixth innings.

DSU scored their only run in the top of the second when Garrett Lawson scored a unearned run on a passed ball.

Savannah State answered in the bottom half of the inning when Turner Davis hit a two run double down the left field line that sent home Larry Silmon and Noah Orlando, who both drew walks to reach base.

The Tigers left the bases loaded in the fifth but were able to score three times off of four hits. Freddie LandersKyle Gerdts and Daryl Harper all singed to load the bases. Mason Calloway was hit by a pitch which allowed Landers to score. Marcus Mitchellgrounded out to second which sent home Gerdts and following a pitching change, Silmon singled to left field which allowed Harper to score to put SSU ahead 5-1.

In the sixth, the Tigers quickly loaded the bases. Landers was hit by a pitch while Gerdts and Harper both hit singles. Calloway flied out to left for the first out but Mitchell  hit a single to center field that  brought home Landers and Gerdts. Silmon hit another single down the left field line which sent home Harper for the final run of the contest.

Delaware State (1-2) had seven hits, left eight men on base and made one error. John Weglarz had a single and a double for the visitors from Dover, Delaware.

Lawson took the loss on the mound. Lawson struck out eight in his 4.1 innings but also gave up five runs. five hits and three walks.

SSU had ten hits and made two errors while stranding 11 runners on base.

Mitchell had three RBI while Landers, Gerdts and Harper all scored twice and had two hits. Silmon had two hits and drove in two runs and Turner drove in two runs.

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