Savannah State Wins In Extra Innings

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Savannah, Ga. – Joseph Roberson was the hero of the day in Savannah State’s 5-4 win over Nebraska-Omaha at Tiger Field that took 11 innings.

Roberson drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the 11th and was also the winning pitcher.

Cooper Morgan led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a single and advanced to second on a ground-out by Garrett Bogart. Treavor Meany drew a walk and Jalen Atterburyreached base on a fielder’s choice in which Morgan was thrown out at third. Roberson stepped up to the plate and drilled a single to right field which allowed Meany to score the game winning run.

The junior from Wayne, Illinois ended the day going 4 for 6 at the plate with four RBI. On the mound, Roberson pitched 1.2 innings in relief, giving up just one hit in the six batters he faced.

Nebraska-Omaha scored four runs off five hits in the first inning.

That lead held up until the bottom of the ninth when SSU (2-4) scored four runs off two hits to tie the game.

After a ground-out by Austin AdamsJustin Washington singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Washington stole third on a strikeout by Morgan. Walks to Bogart and Meany loaded the bases and a walk issued to Atterbury allowed Washington to score. After a pitching change, Roberson cleared the bases with a doubled to tie the score at 4-4.

In the game, the Tigers left 10 runners on base while Nebraska-Omaha left nine.

Washington and Morgan both had two hits for SSU while Meany scored twice.

Caleb Hill started on the mound for the Tigers and struck out five in his seven innings on the hill.  Tyler Foune pitched 2.1 innings and struck out two.

Savannah State ended the day with ten hits while making one error.

The Mavericks were led at the plate by Brett Bonar who had three hits. Payton Kinney struck out six in six inning while Tyler Daugherty took the loss. Daugherty pitched two innings and surrendered three hits, one run and one walk while recording one strikeout.

Nebraska-Omaha (4-5) had 11 hits on the day.

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