UWA finishes sweep of Christian BrothersBy Staff Reports Published 7:43am Monday, March 25, 2013
LIVINGSTON – West Alabama senior Matthew Magee went 3-5 with three runs and three RBI’s that including a two run home run in the Tigers 12-1 win over Gulf South Conference opponent Christian Brothers on Sunday. Magee ended the series 9-15 at the plate in the Tigers sweep of the Buccaneers.
“I felt that our offense was more aggressive all weekend,” said UWA head coach Gary Rundles.
“Magee had a tremendous weekend. That is the kind of player we know he is. He struggled earlier in the season but he has seemed to catch fire here in the past few games. He is a leader of this team, and when he’s swinging away the rest of the team seems to swing it well behind him.”
West Alabama now holds a three game winning streak to improve to 15-15 on the season; 9-3 in the GSC. Christian Brothers drop its eighth straight game to fall to 6-21 on the season; 0-12 in the conference.
Nick Bolleter (3-3) started on the mound for the Tigers and tallied five strikeouts through six innings. Bolleter gave up only one run and two hits to score the win. Christian Brothers starting pitcher Jake Garbuzinski (0-7) gave up nine runs on 11 hits to record his seventh loss of the season.
Along with Magee, fellow senior DJ Turo also led the Tigers at the plate. Turo ended the day at 3-3 with one run and three RBI’s. Redshirt freshman Mitch Holgate ended 2-2 with three runs and two RBI’s. Seven batters on the West Alabama starting line-up
recorded runs on the day.
“We did a good job of coming out and scoring runs early today, but also maintaining that aggressiveness throughout the game,” said Rundles. “We were able to put several innings together and that was the key. Nick Bolleter threw another outstanding game for us. He kept control the entire game.”
West Alabama will remain at home to host Stillman College on Wednesday. First pitch at Tartt Field is set for 5 p.m.
Christian Brothers will remain on the road to take on Williams Baptist in Walnut Ridge, Ark. on Tuesday night. The game is set for 1 p.m.