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Trojans claim six seed after series win over South Alabama

The Troy Trojan baseball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday with a 10-2 win over in-state rival South Alabama in Mobile.

The win clinched the sixth seed in the upcoming Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament this week in Conway, South Carolina. The loss forced the Jaguars into the seventh seed. South Alabama will have to play ULM in a single-elimination game on Tuesday afternoon.

Max Newton pitched seven innings to earn the win. Newton allowed eight hits and gave up two runs. Lance Johnson cleaned the final two innings. He allowed just one hit.

The Trojans finished the contest with 13 hits led by Drew Frederic, who went 3-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Rigsby Mosley, Sadler Goodwin, Dalton Sinquefield and Logan Cerny each picked up two hits. Frederic, Goodwin, Cerny and Austin Garofalo all drove in two runs.

The Trojans will be one of six SBC teams to advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament. USA will take on ULM on Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. and Louisiana takes on Appalachian State at 5:30 p.m in the single-elimination round.

The Trojans will open up the tournament against three-seeded Little Rock on Wednesday beginning at 8:00 a.m. They will play the winner of the game between the second-seeded Georgia Southern and the higher-seeded team from the single elimination portion of the tournament.

The Trojans matched up with Little Rock in a three-game series in late April. Troy lost the series 2-1. Levi Thomas picked up the win for Troy in game two of the series.

Host Coastal Carolina will take on fourth-seeded UT Arlington on the other side of the bracket and top-seeded Texas State will play the lowest-seeded winner in the single elimination round.