Talladega bats came alive Saturday defeating No. 13 University of Mobile. The Tornadoes salvage a win in dramatic fashion and showed some mettle at the plate with clutch hitting in a 13-5 win over the Rams in the teams’ series finale on Saturday.
Talladega got off to a rough start to its weekend series with Mobile, struggling at the plate in losing both game one 12-6, then game two 14-6. They appeared more dialed in showing some grit at the plate with clutch hitting in a game three win helping the team avoid a weekend sweep.
Anthony Rodriguez hit a home run driving in two runs and Wilkin Louis went 3-for-4. Senior Emilio Martinez finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and Julian Lopez finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs proving to be enough punch for starting pitcher Brian Garcia who pitched 4.0 innings to earn the win.
Unlike the first two games of the series, Talladega (23-16) was able to weather the storm in game three, scratching across runs as this was their 13th double digit win of the season for the Tornadoes. Third year head coach Marcos Dominguez stated “the first two games we hit the ball well but not enough to plate runs.”
The fireworks finally came. According to coach Dominguez, “our guys went out and had fun and got some good swings off” as Louis, Lopez, Rodriguez, and Garcia, the seniors in the heart of the order, helped factor in the win.