MILLINGTON, TN- The University of West Alabama baseball team concluded their 33-22 season this weekend when they fell to the Muleriders of Southern Arkansas 7-3 Saturday, but did manage to pick up two

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 11, 2004

After taking a 5-4 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Friday mourning, the Tigers won 6-4 in eleven innings over West Florida (29-21) on Friday night to continue play in the Gulf South Conference.

The Tigers scored one run in the top of the third inning and added two more in the eighth to go up 3-0 over UWF. West Florida then scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 4-3 lead.

West Alabama then tied the score at 4-4 with a single run in the top of the ninth, before the Tigers added two runs in the top of the eleventh inning for the 6-4 win.

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Adam Espinola took the loss for the Argonauts, allowing two earned runs on four hits in 2.0 innings of work. Justin Maddox earned his first win of the season for the Tigers, throwing 2.0 innings and allowing no runs and no hits.

Dustin Roberts went 2-for-5 with one RBI for the Tigers. Stephen Waggener had three hits, while Rafael Farrell added two hits with a double and one RBI. Brandon Boles went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, while A.J. Ray added two hits with a double and one RBI.

Ryan Fillingim went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI for the Argonauts. Patrick Cottrell had one hit and one RBI, while Owen Davis added two hits.

But the 7-3 loss to Southern Arkansas (43-12) on Saturday put an end to the Tigers’ impressive season.

West Alabama took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning, before Southern Arkansas tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the second inning. The Muleriders then plated three runs in the fourth inning and added two more in the seventh inning to go up 6-1. The Tigers answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Muleriders were able to hold on for the 7-3 victory.

Michael Avalon took the loss for UWA, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits in 3.0 innings of work. Josh Jarman picked up the win for Southern Arkansas, throwing 6.1 innings and allowing three earned runs on four hits. Dustin Eisenbraun earned the save for the Muleriders, allowing one hit and no runs in 2.2 innings pitched.

Dustin Roberts and Scott Needs each had one hit and one RBI for the Tigers. Brandon Boles added two hits with a double, while Randal Minton had one RBI. Dustin Carter also added one hit for West Alabama.

Armando Alvarez had two hits with three RBI for the Muleriders. Brent Foster had two doubles and three runs scored, while Bobby Beeson added two hits and one RBI.

The Tigers finish the season 33-22 overall, as Southern Arkansas moved on to play Valdosta State on Sunday. But it would be Delta State winning it all as they defeated Valdosta State 9-2 Sunday afternoon to capture their second consecutive GSC title.