UT Martin’s burst of hits gets series win over Tech
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 pm
After getting 13 hits and splitting the first two games of its series with Tennessee Tech, UT Martin banged out 11 hits and took advantage of five Golden Eagle errors for a 13-6 win on Sunday.
UTM won the weekend series at Skyhawk Field, defeating Tech 6-5 on Friday and then falling 11-1 on Saturday.
UT Martin improves to 7-16 overall and 2-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while TTU is now 9-14 and 1-2.
The Skyhawks will host Lipscomb today at 6 p.m.
UTM 6, TTU 5
The Skyhawks were outhit 13-7 but pushed across four runs in the fifth inning to tie the game at 5-all and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.
Dan Tobik (1-1) pitched three innings in relief for the win, striking out four and walkiing one while allowing three hits. Alec Mills started and went six innings.
David Hess (1-3) pitched four innings in relief for the loss.
The top six batters in UT Martin’s lineup had one hit apiece, with Chase Okey, Grant Glasser, Jordan Owen and Ben Campbell all tagging solo home runs. It was the sixth homer of the season for Owen, while Okey, Glasser and Campbell all ripped their second round-tripper of the season.
TTU 11, UTM 1
Matt Milligan was 2-for-4, and Owen drove in Nico Zych for the Skyhawks’ only run in the second game of the series.
Willie Frederick (1-3) pitched 41⁄3 innings in a losing cause as UTM sent five hurlers to the mound. Matthew Shepherd (2-2) was the winner, striking out eight while allowing five hits and two walks in eight innings.
The Eagles tagged 16 hits and put up seven runs in the sixth inning to break away from a slim 2-1 lead.
UTM 13, TTU 6
The Skyhawks scored five runs in each of the first two innings to get a quick jump on winning the game and series.
Owen was 3-for-5, while Glasser, Milligan and Sonny Mastromatteo all had two hits for UTM. Phil Sorensen homered and drove in five runs, while Mastromatteo knocked in three runs.
Published in The WCP 3.27.12