Trojans sent packing by JU

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 20, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville baseball team racked up 16 hits while knocking Troy State out of the Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament, 10-6, in an elimination game at Alexander Brest Field on Friday.

The loss ended Troy State’s (27-28) 2001 season, while Jacksonville (35-22) advances to face Florida Atlantic in another elimination game on Friday.

Nationally ranked Dolphin pitcher Casey Shumaker (7-5) had his longest outing of the year, throwing eight innings and striking out 12 Trojan batters, while picking up the win on the mound. Shumaker allowed five earned runs off of eight hits. Senior Aaron Kirkland, a native of Chatom, Ala., suffered the loss for Troy State, scattering eight runs off of 11 hits in the first five innings. Relievers Justin Maynard and Eric Wikstrom also made appearances for the Trojans.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Senior Jonathan Smithers and freshman Brian Lipman led the Trojan offensive efforts. Smithers, a right fielder from Tampa, Fla., had three hits and one RBI, while first baseman Lipman, a native of Moorpark, Calif., went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a second-inning two-run home run.