DSU wins series with Shorter
by Andy Collier
Apr 20, 2014 | 2554 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Delta State University Statesmen battled hard won their three game series with the Shorter University Hawks in Gulf South Conference baseball action this weekend in Rome, Ga.

Delta State defeated Shorter 10-2 on Friday. On Saturday, DSU started the day with a 2-1 loss but finished with a 9-7 victory.

Delta State improved to 30-9 with a 21-5 record in the GSC, while Shorter fell to 10-28 with a 7-17 mark in the GSC.

In Friday’s game one, Michael Manley pitched a great game for the Statesmen as he gave up just six hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in a nine-inning complete game effort. Manley also induced 11 groundball outs.

Dex Herrington led the Statesmen at the plate with two hits, three RBIs and a run, followed by Kasey Hinton and Will Robertson with two hits, a RBI and a run each and Brent Langston with two hits and a run.

In Saturday’s game two, the Statesmen were held to just three hits on the day. Jonathan Moody took the tough luck loss as he gave up two runs on four hits with five walks and five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings of work.

Hinton, Robertson and Benj Sullivan had the only hits for the Statesmen. Herrington drove in the only run.

In Saturday’s game three =trailing 7-4 in the top of the seventh, the Statesmen got some that magic going when the pressure was on. With two outs in the inning, Marc McMillian tagged a RBI-single, Ben Pickard nailed a two-run double and Juan Rivera roped a two-run single to a key five-run rally to put the Statesmen on top 9-7.

Taylor Stark earned the win in relief as he gave up just two hits with three strikeouts in two shutout innings of work.

Langston drilled two hits including a double with a RBI to lead the Statesmen at the plate, followed by Pickard and Robertson with a hit and two RBIs each.

Delta State will return to the diamond on Tuesday when the team plays Henderson State University in a doubleheader at Arkadelphia, Ark. with the first pitch set for 1 p.m.