Stillman Tigers Down Miles College, 11-8




Stillman Sports Information


HOOVER, Ala. – Stillman College improved to 4-1 on the season with an 11-8 win over former Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Miles College on Sunday, Feb. 24. The game, a makeup from a Feb. 7 rainout, was played at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

The Tigers gave up a pair of four-run innings to the Golden Bears while scattering its 11 runs through the third and sixth innings.

After Miles got on the board, 1-0, on a Ryne Benson RBI, Bandon Conner hit a 3-run home run to left field to give Miles a 4-0 lead in the second innings.

Stillman scored two in the third on a bases-loaded Cole Lepchitz two-run double to score Ronald Strothers and Lazaro Rodriguez. Stillman loaded the bases again in the fourth with a leadoff walk by Tyler HoggleJose Rosario double and Dalton Pate walk. Ben Vowell singled in a run, followed by a Strothers RBI single and a lead-changing, two-run single by Rodriguez. Stillman was in front, 6-4.

Pate went on to knock in two runs in the fifth, followed by another Vowell RBI single became the eventual winning run as Stillman stretched its lead to 9-4. A Hoggle sac fly and Rosario single to left made it 11-4 in the sixth.

Miles’ other runs came in the top of the seventh. Will Cantey tripled to score Malik Moses and then scored on a wild pitch. With two outs, Conner added two more home runs with a single to left.

Cameron Kilgore recorded the win in relief. He allowed four hits, four earned runs, three walks and struck out four through  3 2/3 innings. Shawn Vowell was the starting pitcher through three innings. Dillion McCaleb pitched 1 1/3 innings while DJ Sledge came on to close the game and record the save in the ninth.

Rosario led Stillman with three hits, while Vowell and Strothers each had two hits. Rodriguez, Lepchitz, Pate and Vowell each had two RBIs.

Stillman (4-1) is scheduled to travel to NCAA Division I program, Jackson State University, in Jackson, Miss. The doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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