UTM wins all wars vs. Colonels
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:03 am
UTM Sports Information
On Saturday, UT Martin picked up where it left off a day earlier.
After winning the first game of the three-game set on Friday by an 11-2 margin and leading 5-2 in Game 2 before being washed out, the Skyhawks closed out Game 2 with a 5-3 win.
UTM also took Game 3 of the series on Saturday by a 4-2 score in extra innings to improve to 5-7 in Ohio Valley Conference play.
UT Martin (14-25 overall) received three effective innings out of sophomore right-hander Alec Mills in Game 2. Mills retired eight of his first nine batters and allowed just one unearned run while fanning three Colonels en route to his second save of the season. Danny Kelley, who allowed just two runs in four innings on Friday, was rewarded with his first win of the season.
In the series finale, the Skyhawks battled back from an early deficit and scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to win 4-2 in the scheduled seven-inning contest.
Four UT Martin hitters racked up multi-hit games in the third game, led by Matt Haynes’ three hits. The top three batters in the lineup — Erik Larsen, Chase Okey and Cody Terry — each produced two hits. In his lone at-bat, Phil Sorensen drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a pinch-hit single.
Wes Patterson pitched well in his second start of the season, but did not factor in the decision. The senior from Memphis allowed only two runs in five innings before leaving the game with the score tied at 2-all. Alex Boshers (3-0) then took over the pitching duties and proceeded to toss three shutout innings, earning his third win in relief in the last 10 days.
UTM 11, EKU 2
The Skyhawks saw seven of their players drive in at least one run, led by Cody Terry’s three RBI. Trey Karlen and Phil Sorensen each had three hits and scored two runs, while Jordan Owen also scored twice to lead UT Martin, whivh out-hit the Colonels 15-6.
On the mound, sophomore righty Dan Tobik was credited with the victory after pitching six stellar innings. He allowed just two runs on four hits and didn’t issue any free passes. Alex Boshers and Willie Frederick also made appearances out of the bullpen, combining to allow just two hits and zero runs in three frames.