Stillman Tigers Sweep Rust In Non-Conference Twinbill

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After dropping two of three to Lane College over the weekend, Stillman College got back on track Wednesday afternoon by taking both ends of a doubleheader against Rust College, sweeping the Bearcats, 12-8 and 10-0, at Tiger Field.

GAME 1: Stillman 12, Rust 8 (7 Innings)

Back-to-back four-run innings helped the Tigers rally and claim the victory in the opening game of the doubleheader.

After both teams scored two runs in the first inning, the Bearcats plated a single run in the top of the second to go up 3-2. It stayed 3-2 until the bottom of the third, when Stillman struck for four runs on five hits to go up, 6-3. Rust responded with four runs of its own in the top of the fourth to go back up, 7-6, but the Tigers scored four more runs on three hits to build a 10-7 advantage after four innings. The Bearcats got back to within 10-8 with a single run in the fifth, but Stillman added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom half to extend its lead to 12-8 and close out the scoring.

Colt Dozier led the Stillman offensive attack, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. Darshon Broadwater was 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two stolen bases and three runs scored, John Staggs had two RBI, DJ Sledge scored three runs and Tyler Hoggle scored a pair of runs for the Tigers. Tre’en Dorsett got the win out of the bullpen, throwing 1.2 innings of shutout relief with three walks and one strikeout.

No Rust player had more than one hit, as the Stillman pitching staff limited the Bearcats to only four hits in the game, but Jordan Robinson did finish with three RBI and Tremaine Callaway scored two runs in the loss. Starting pitcher Devon Meachum took the loss for the Bearcats, giving up nine runs (all earned) on 10 hits with three walks and a strikeout in three innings of work.

GAME 2: Stillman 10, Rust 0 (5 Innings)

Elijah Hammonds did the heavy lifting for the Tigers in the nightcap, throwing a three-hit shutout with a strikeout and no walks to propel Stillman to the sweep.

Stillman scored one run in the bottom of the second, taking advantage of two Rust (2-6) errors to bring in an unearned run. The Tigers extended their lead to 4-0 with three runs on four more hits in the fourth and closed the game out with a six-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth.

Dozier was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, Cramonte Snell scored two runs and DeAndre Green doubled and had three RBI as Stillman had eight different players get hits in the game.

Jay Moore was the losing pitcher for Rust, giving up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts in four innings.

UP NEXT: Stillman (7-3) is now off until Feb. 25, when the Tigers hit the road and head to Jackson, Miss. to take on the Tougaloo College Bulldogs in another non-conference doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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