UWA baseball earns Saturday sweep over Christian Brothers

Published 8:14 am Monday, March 25, 2013

LIVINGSTON – West Alabama senior third baseman Matthew Magee totaled six hits in the Tiger’s doubleheader sweep of Christian Brothers on Saturday at Tartt Field. The Tigers took game one 11-2 and game two 5-0.

“We played really good offensively today,” said UWA head coach Gary Rundles, who picked up his 700th career victory in game one.

“We swung the bats well, especially in the second game when we got on their pitcher early. I think our guys are finally getting locked in at the plate. Matthew Magee had a career day today. Overall I thought we played as well as we can play. I thought everyone that took the mound pitched great today.”

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West Alabama snaps a three game losing skid to improve to 14-15 on the season; 8-3 in the Gulf South Conference. Christian Brothers now falls to a seven game losing streak and drop to 6-19 on the season; 0-10 in the GSC.

Taylor Bratton (4-1) recorded his season high of five strikeouts through the first six innings to pick up the win in game one. Miles Anderson (1-2) gave up 10 runs and six hits through the first four innings to get the loss.

Barry Meeks (2-2) gave up only one hit through the first six innings of game two to claim the win on the mound for the Tigers. Alex Sikes (2-4) pitched the entirety of the second game and gave up five runs and eight hits to drop his fourth loss.

Magee finished 4-4 at the plate with two runs and five RBI’s in game one and 2-4 with two runs in game two. His performance improves his batting average from a .237 to .276 on the season. The Buc’s second baseman Ryan Knott led his team at the plate with three hits in four at bats. Designated hitter Cale Alexander claimed the only hit for Christian Brother’s in game two.

“We are in position now to get the sweep,” said Rundles. “It will be big for our team to give us nine wins in the conference before facing some of the toughest opponents in our conference.”

Both teams met again Sunday in the series finale at Tartt Field.