DSU run rules UAM
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Delta State’s Jordan Chovanec is about to slide into home on a play at the plate. Chovanec was out, but DSU defeated UAM 13-3 Wednesday at Ferriss Field.
Delta State’s Jordan Chovanec is about to slide into home on a play at the plate. Chovanec was out, but DSU defeated UAM 13-3 Wednesday at Ferriss Field.
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The 21st ranked Delta State University Statesmen used a seven run fifth inning to defeat the University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils 13-3 in seven innings, Wednesday in baseball action at Ferriss Field.

The Statesmen (21-8) scored one run in the first and third innings, using an RBI double by Chad Fortenberry and an RBI single by Jordan Chovanec.

UAM (14-19) trailed 4-0 in the top of the fifth, and plated three runs in the inning, using four hits in the frame, including two RBI singles.

DSU responded with seven runs in the bottom of the inning, in which the Statesmen picked up five hits and sent 11 hitters to the plate.  Sam Kidd had a two RBI hit in the inning.

With an 11-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth, Brent Kakwitch had a RBI groundout to give the Statesmen a commanding 12-3 lead. DSU took the game via the 10 run mercy rule in the bottom of the seventh when Morris Grant singled back to the pitcher with two outs, scoring Tyler Aldridge from third.

All but one Statesman in the starting nine recorded a base hit. Ben Kingsley, Brent Langston, Justin Badon and Kakwitch each had two base hits.

Taylor Eaves had three hits for UAM.

Jesse Barnes (0-3) allowed two runs on four hits in three innings, as he took the loss. Jordan Moore (5-0) remained perfect this season, as he allowed three hits in three innings. Cullen Babin, Ricky Winters and Drew Milligan each pitched one inning of relief.

The Statesmen will return to action on Friday for a doubleheader versus the University of North Alabama at Florence, Ala. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

Airtime on the Statesmen Sports Network will be 1:45 p.m. Matt Jones and Eric Gallo and will have the call.