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Jacksonville State at Troy preview

Published 2:05pm Tuesday, April 9, 2013

OVERVIEW: It’s “Whup Jax St.” time. Troy hosts Jacksonville State at Riddle-Pace at 6pm. The Trojans are coming off a rough weekend in which they lost two-of-three games to Louisiana-Lafayette. Jacksonville State took the weekend off after defeated Samford and losing to UAB in midweek action. Troy and Jacksonville State have met 132 times since 1970 with the Trojans holding a 80-52 advantage including a 13-5 victory over the Gamecocks on March 19.

What to Watch: Ryan Sorce is scheduled to get the start for Troy. Sorce is 3-0 this season with a 2.95 ERA. He has started two games this season and made six overall appearances. It’s shouldn’t be a stretch to think that if Will Starling continues to struggle on Saturdays that Sorce could end up getting a look in that role. Sorce’s last start came April 2 against Alabama State. He threw five innings allowing two earned runs. He also turned in a solid start against Auburn on March 26 going five innings allowing two runs – one eared – and struck out eight.

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