2018 Baseball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Baseball - Sat, Mar. 18, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ga. – Point University (16-11; 6-3) defeated Truett McConnell University (20-10; 4-5 AAC), 5-4, to avoid being swept by the Bears after losing games one and two of their three-game series in Saturday, March 18 Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball action in Cleveland, Ga.


TMU jumped out to a one-run lead in the bottom of the third inning, but Point took its first lead of the game by scoring two runs in the top of the fourth on a two-RBI single by right fielder Anthony Padron (SR/Columbus, GA).

The Bears added their second run of the afternoon in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game, but the Skyhawks plated two runs in the top of the sixth, the first coming on a Jeffery Ginn (SR/Newnan, GA) RBI double, and the second run scored when Ginn came around to score on an RBI double from the bat of shortstop Nathan Greene (JR/Rex, GA)

TMU added a run in the bottom of the sixth to come within one run of the Skyhawks, but Point sealed its win what would turn out to be the game-winning run in the top of the seventh to come home with the victory in the series finale, 5-4.

Point starter Garrett Brown (JR/Valley, AL) (2-3) earned his second win of the season and allowed seven hits, three runs; two earned, two walks, and struck out five in six innings of work.  Reliever Jesse Ford (JR/Phenix City, AL) pitched two innings and allowed three hits, one run, two walks, struck out two, and pitcher Jackson Cook (FR/Phenix City, AL) earned his third save of the year in one inning of work, allowing one hit, no runs, and striking out one.

Padron finished the contest 2-for-3, including a double and had two RBI.  Greene and Ginn both finished with one hit and RBI each, and first baseman Christian Cabral (SR/Santo Domingo, D.R.) showed patience at the plate by drawing three walks.

NEXT GAME:  Coached byJohn Tyler, the Skyhawks play a single game at Columbus State University, Tuesday, March 21, at 4 p.m.