UWA baseball falls to No. 22 Arkansas TechBy Staff Reports Published 8:38am Wednesday, March 20, 2013
LIVINGSTON – West Alabama baseball gave up six runs in the top of the eighth inning to fall to Arkansas Tech 10-2 at Tartt Field on Tuesday.
“I don’t think we came ready to play today,” said UWA head coach Gary Rundles.
“It was evident that we were just going through the motions. Losing, just like winning, can become a habit sometimes, and if we ever get to where we accept that we’re in trouble. We have to realize that when we come out to play the game we have to do so with a lot of intensity.”
It is only the second mid-week loss for West Alabama as it falls to 12-15 on the season. Arkansas Tech entered the game with 22nd national ranking and improves to 23-7 this season.
The Wonder Boy’s starting pitcher Mason Reynolds (2-4) completed the first six innings having given up only one run and three hits to pick up the win. Zach Parks (1-2) pitched through the first four innings for the Tigers, but gave up two runs and six hits to record the loss.
Arkansas Tech’s catcher Drew Stanton finished 3-3 at the plate with one run. Seven different Wonder Boy’s recorded runs in the game. Designated hitter, Cole Fergus ended with three runs. Leftfielder Adam Chamblee and centerfielder Jocobby Robinson both finished 2-3 with a RBI at the plate. Chamblee and pinch hitter Stuart Terry accounted for the only UWA runs.
“We just have to get more consistent on the mound,” said Rundles. “We have some guys not giving their full effort. Offensively, we have to come out more aggressive and willing to play the game.”
The Tigers now return to conference action as they host Christian Brothers in a three game series beginning on Saturday. Game one is set for 3 p.m.