MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Campbellsville University snapped its three-game losing skid Tuesday with a 10-1 victory at No. 18 Auburn University-Montgomery, responding to a double header loss to the Warhawks from Monday.
CU starting pitcher Matt Roberson gave up a one-out single in the bottom of the first too Wes Hughes, who later scored on a ground out by Blake Bearden. It was the Warkhawks' only run of the day after outscoring the Tigers 8-3 in two games Monday.
The Tigers took a 2-1 lead in the second. Josh Potter and Keaton Neeb each delivered RBI singles in the inning. Aaron Schwoebel, who drew a full-count, leadoff walk, was the first too score, while Neeb drove in Potter.
CU added a run in the third on a sac fly by Schwoebel to score Tanner Nielsen.
Warhawks reliever Spencer Youmans retired the Tigers in order in the fourth through sixth innings, even with a lightning delay during the fifth inning.
AUM loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the sixth with singles by Blake Bearden, Shane Turner and Brett Wellman. Allen Hewey struck out Eran Franks to exit the inning.
Campbellsville's bats came alive in the seventh, scoring six runs to bust the game open. Potter, who was 3-for-4 in the game, led off the inning with a single, before Ryan Squires reached on an error off a sac bunt. Shane Woodson doubled in both runs. Nielsen drew a four-pitch walk and Michael Bush singled on a 3-1 count to drive in Woodson. Patrick McMeel followed with a three-run home, giving CU a 9-1lead.
The Tigers added one more run in the eighth on an RBI single by Nielsen, who was 2-for-3 on the day.
Roberson pitched four innings, allowing four hits, two walks and a run before the lighting delay in the fifth inning. Hewey collected the win after pitching three scoreless innings and allowing four hits. He struck out three. Drew Pettit and McMeel each pitched an inning in relief.
Patrick Devault (2-1) picked up the loss, allowing three runs off four hits and a walk in 2 1/3 innings. He was the first of seven pitchers used by the Warhawks.
The Tigers (9-4) will return home to HIG Field March 8 for a 2 p.m. game against Dakota State University, followed by a doubleheader Saturday against DSU at 12 p.m.
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