UNA Baseball Holds on for 10-8 Win
FLORENCE — Holding a five-run lead in the ninth inning, the University of North Alabama gave up three runs but managed to hold on for a 10-8 win over Trevecca Nazarene at Mike Lane Field.
UNA, now 6-4, fell behind 2-0 in the first inning but then surged to a 10-3 led in the sixth. Trevecca got two runs in the seventh to make it 10-5, then scored three runs in the ninth and had two runners on base when Daymon Eriksen struckout Nick Howell to end the threat and get the save.
Drew Mobley (1-1), the second of five UNA pitchers in the game, got the win, allowing just one hit in one and 1/3 innings of work. UNA starter Eric Wilson pitched four and 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits with four walks and one strikeout.
After Trevecca got two runs in the top of the first inning, UNA got a run back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI-double by Dylan Boston. The Lions then took the lead in the second inning as Taylor Bonifacio walked and Thomas Lundborg was hit-by-pitch and both eventually scored. Bonifacio scored on a balk and Jake Ward drove in Lundborg with an RBI-single.
Trevecca tied the game with a solo home run by Mark Rayburn in the third but UNA blew the game open in the fourth. With two outs and no one on base, UNA had eight straight batters reach base and six scored. Andrew Almon had a two-run double, Bradley Noland had an RBI-double and Josh Carpenter had an RBI-single. Two runs also scored on an error.
Trevecca got two runs in the seventh off UNA reliever Jacob Westerhouse, then loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth off Morgan McCarley.
The Trojans out-hit UNA 14-to-12 in the game. Ward led UNA with three hits and Matthew Tittle, Boston and Carpenter had two hits each.
UNA hosts Shorter Saturday and Sunday in a three-game Gulf South Conference series at Mike Lane Field.
Courtesy: UNA Media Relations