Troy Baseball wins sixth straight

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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The Troy Trojans baseball team extended their winning streak to six on Tuesday with a resounding 12-3 win over the Alabama State Hornets.

In the process, Troy went over 100 doubles as a team in the win. Troy’s Kole Myers also reached 30 stolen bases for the season in the win, moving him in to the Top 10 in a single season and makes him the leader in the Sun Belt.

After Troy fell behind 2-1 in the second inning, the Trojans six unanswered runs until ASU cut the Troy lead to 7-3 in the top of the eighth. Troy then sealed the win with five more runs in the bottom of the eighth.

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“A really good night from the yard across the board. I thought the arms showcased good stuff, and our defense was clean,” Troy Coach Skylar Meade said. “The offense just grinded like it does and broke through in the second half of the game. It was just a fun night, and tomorrow, we get a much-needed day off, and then we get to work on Thursday. In our system, everything we do counts. That’s not symbolic. That’s something we live by. And our guys provide that leadership.”

Ethan Kavanagh led Troy at the plate, going 3-for-6 with a double, three RBIs and a run, while Ben Arnett went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run. Meyers also went 2-for-3 with a double, four runs and four stolen bases, while Aidan Gilroy went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run.

Clete Hartzo earned his seventh win on the mound, striking out three batters and giving up no runs or hits in two and 1/3 innings pitched for the Trojans. Brady Fuller also pitched three and 2/3 innings and gave up six hits and two earned runs. Jay Dill struck out four and gave up two hits and one earned run in two innings pitched. Noah Manning struck out a batter and gave up one hit and no runs in one toeing the rubber.

Troy remains at home this weekend for a pivotal Sun Belt Conference series against Louisiana, which pits the No. 1 team (Louisiana) in the Sun Belt standings against the No. 2 team (Troy).