Spring Break Split: Baseball goes 5-4 over break
Despite the fact that most of the student body went off to celebrate their Spring Break, the Red Wolves baseball squad continued to roll through their schedule at Cape Girardeau, Mo.
During the week the A-State baseball squad went to work and won five out of nine contests, the most recent game a 0-7 defeat against Southeast Missouri on Tuesday afternoon
Before the Tuesday matchup, A-State secured their third consecutive Sun Belt Conference series win in a 4-1 home victory over Texas State on March 30th, with their previous series wins coming over UALR and UT-Arlington. The victory also put the Red Wolves (16-12, 7-2 SBC) in sole possession of second place in the Sun Belt standings, trailing only ULL by one game in the standings.
The theme of the Red Wolves’ success over the Spring Break period was fairly simple: offense, and lots of it. The baseball lineup chalked up at least five runs in four of their five victories, the exceptions coming in Sunday’s 4-1 victory and Tuesday’s defeat. Notable star performances include sophomore Matt Burgess, who clubbed a two-run home in the victory on March 30th and added an RBI single in the game two 5-4 victory over the Bobcats on the 29th.
Another breakout performer was freshman Eric Wilcoxson, who mashed his first career A-State home run during game two.
Notable pitching performances included freshman Tyler Zuber’s five innings of scoreless ball against Memphis on March 25th, where he struck out three and allowed only two base hits.
Other star performances included redshirt senior Morgan Croft earning two saves in the series victory over Texas State, despite having some difficulty putting away the victories. Senior Bradley Wallace also pitched seven innings of shutout baseball in the victory on the 30th. Wallace allowed four hits and gave up one walk while striking out three Bobcats on the day.
The Red Wolves play eight of their next nine games on the road, beginning with a trip to Western Kentucky at 6 p.m. on Friday.
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