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Game 1
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Game 2
7 Innings
St. Andrews University
Baseball - Thu, Apr. 27, 2017

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Point University (31-19; 19-7 AAC) defeated St. Andrews University (23-30; 8-18 AAC), 8-6, and 9-1 in Thursday, April 27 Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader baseball action on Clark Field in Laurinburg, N.C.


GAME ONE:  Point and SAU each scored one run in both the second and third inning, and the Knights added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a two-run lead over the Skyhawks going into the fifth inning, 4-2.


The Skyhawk offense exploded for six runs in the top of the fifth on four hits to take the lead from SAU.  Centerfielder Bryce Jay (SR/Gardendale, AL) led off the top of the fifth with a single to left and was moved to second on a single by the next batter, shortstop Nathan Greene (JR/Rex, GA).  After a wild pitch advanced both runners to the next base, catcher Juan Reyes (JR/Santo Domingo, D.R.) smacked a grounder to short that was bobbled, allowing Jay to score and Reyes to reach first safely.


With one out, first baseman Christian Cabral (SR/Santo Domingo, D.R.) reached second on a throwing error by the SAU pitcher, plating Greene and allowing Reyes to advance to third.  Another SAU miscue; a wild pitch, scored Reyes from third and advanced Cabral to third, and after  rightfielder Anthony Padron (SR/Columbus, GA) reached first after being hit by a pitch, Cabral plated Point's fourth run of the inning on a balk by SAU.


The fifth run was scored when leftfielder Devario Allen (JR/Saginaw, MI) knocked home Padron on an RBI triple, and Allen scored the sixth run of the inning on an RBI single by third baseman Gehrig Vargas (SO/Chino, CA) to give the Skyhawks a four-run advantage at the end of five innings, 8-4.


The Knights added one run in the sixth and seventh innings, but Point held its lead to take game one of Thursday's doubleheader, 8-6.


Point starter Payne Kosobucki (SR/Midland, GA) (8-4) allowed seven hits, five runs; three earned, no walks, and struck out six in six innings of work, and right-hander Levi Knight (JR/Locust Grove, GA)  earned his first save of the season in one inning of work, allowing two hits, one run, one walk, and striking out one.


Greene finished game one with three hits and scored two runs, Allen also had three hits and added two RBI, had two extra-base hits, and scored one run.  Padron had one hit, scored two runs and had one RBI, Jay contributed two hits and one RBI, Cabral knocked in two runs, and Vargas had one hit and one RBI.


GAME TWO:  SAU secured an early lead by scoring one run in the bottom of the first, but Point held the Knights scoreless for the remainder of the game and would score one run in the second, two runs in each of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings enroute to a 9-1 victory over SAU in game two of Thursday's doubleheader.


Point starter Ty Plumley (SR/Locust Grove, GA) (5-3) picked up his fifth win of the season and allowed five hits, one run, no walks, and struck out five batters in six innings on the mound.  Right-hander Blake Lorow (SR/Sharpsburg, GA) relieved Plumley and allowed one hit and struck out one batter in one inning.


Reyes had three hits in five at-bats, Cabral smacked two hits; including his fifth home run of the season, knocked in two runs, and scored two runs, designated hitter Chandler Green (JR/Gray, GA) finished with one hit, two RBI and scored one run, and Jay, Greene, and second baseman Kyle Kelly (SO/Thomasville, GA) each added one RBI.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by John Tyler, the Skyhawks play their final regular-season game and finish their three-game AAC series at St. Andrews with a single game on Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m.