2018 Baseball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right -- Pitcher Payne Kosobucki, designated hitter Devario Allen, and rightfielder Anthony Padron
9 Innings
Milligan College
Baseball - Wed, May 3, 2017

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Point University (33-19) defeated Milligan College (23-28), 4-3, with all of its four runs coming in the bottom of the first inning in Wednesday, May 3 Appalachian Athletic Conference postseason baseball action at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn.


After two quick ground outs retired the first and second batters for the Skyhawks in the bottom of the first, catcher Juan Reyes (JR/Santo Domingo, D.R.) reached first on a hit-by-pitch and outfielder Jeffery Ginn (SR/Newnan, GA) came in as a courtesy runner for Reyes.  The next batter, first baseman Christian Cabral (SR/Santo Domingo, D.R.), singled to left, advancing Ginn to third, and Cabral went advanced to second on the throw in from the outfield.  Cabral extended his consecutive-game hitting streak to 12 games.


Fightfielder Anthony Padron (SR/Columbus, GA) singled home Ginn, and both Cabral and Padron raced home to score when designated hitter Devario Allen (JR/Saginaw, MI) doubled deep down the leftfield line.  Third baseman Gehrig Vargas (SO/Chino, CA) singled home Allen for the fourth run; all with two outs, and Point carried a 4-0 advantage into the second inning.


Milligan threatened the Skyhawks' lead, plating two runs in the third inning and one more in the fourth, but behind a solid pitching performance by starting pitcher Payne Kosobucki (SR/Midland, GA), the Skyhawks would go on to edge out the Buffaloes to earn the win in game one, 4-3.   Kosobucki improved his record to 9-4 with his ninth complete game of the season and allowed seven hits, three runs (two earned) and one walk and struck out seven batters.


Allen finished the game with one hit, two RBI and scored one run, and has now hit safely in three of his last four games.  With one hit and one RBI, Padron has now hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, Reyes added one hit to increase his hitting streak to six consecutive games, and with one hit, centerfielder Bryce Jay (SR/Gardendale, AL) has also extended his hitting streak to six games.  Vargas added one hit and one RBI and has now hit in four consecutive games.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by John Tyler, the Skyhawks next play Truett McConnell University in their second game of the AAC Baseball Championships Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. eastern time, at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn.