Troy-Alabama A&M notebookPublished 9:56pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Troy finished off a two-game midweek sweep of Alabama A&M with a 15-7 victory on Wednesday night.
The Trojans, who defeated Alabama A&M 13-1 on Tuesday, pounded out 14 hits but also used 12 walks to their advantage.
The teams combined to walk 22 batters in the game. Alabama A&M pitchers were called for five balks.
The Trojans would score a run in every inning except the fourth and eighth.
Arkansas-Little Rock will visit Riddle-Pace Field for a three-game weekend conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.
Starling to undergo MRI
Right-handed pitcher Will Starling will undergo an MRI today.
Starling, a junior, started Tuesday’s game against Alabama A&M but left in the third after feeling discomfort in his throwing arm.
“He didn’t feel comfortable at all. It’s one of those things where you go in and they either say no it isn’t (a tear) or yes it is,” Pierce said. “We’ll find out more after he gets checked out.”
On the season, Starling is 4-3 with a 6.31 ERA.
Santos exits with a hamstring injury
Troy first baseman Trae Santos left Wednesday’s game in the bottom of the first inning with a hamstring injury.
After Danny Collins doubled with two outs, Santos doubled him home but came up holding his leg after sliding into second base.
Pierce says Santos has been battling the injury for a couple of days but went ahead and pulled the plug so the slugger could begin treatment.
Santos is batting .306 with a team-high 10 home runs. If he can’t play, Danny Collins will likely take over at first base.