TROY, Ala.—The Troy baseball team plated seven runs on one hit in the bottom of the seventh inning on its way to an 8-2 win over Samford Tuesday evening at Riddle-Pace Field.
Samford falls to 22-20 with the loss. Troy improves to 30-11 with the win.
The teams entered the bottom of the seventh inning tied at 1-1. Samford walked three batters and hit one, while committing two errors, allowing the Trojans to plate seven runs on just one hit to take an 8-1 lead on its way to the 8-2 win.
For the game, Samford was led at the plate by Austin Allison, going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Richard Greene also drove in a run, going 1-for-3 with a double. Eric Wright (3-3) pitched 6.0 innings, giving up five runs, just three earned, on seven hits to take the loss on the mound for Samford. Patrick Maronde and Patrick McGavin also saw time on the mound for the Bulldogs.
Troy was led by Logan Pierce, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Danny Collins, Trae Santos and Matthew Howard also drove in runs for Troy. Nate Hill (2-2) pitched 3.0 innings, giving up one run on two hits to pick up the win for the Trojans.
Samford struck first, plating a run in the top of the fifth inning. Tommy Corbin walked to lead off the inning. After moving to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Greene, Corbin scored on a single by Allison for a 1-0 Samford lead.
Troy tied the score with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Pierce and Collins hit back-to-back singles to start the inning. Santos then doubled to drive in Pierce to make the score 1-1.
In Troy’s seven-run seventh inning, Pierce drove in two runs, while Collins and Howard drove in one run each for the Trojans.
Samford plated one final run in the top of the eighth inning to make the final score 8-2. With one out in the inning, Corbin doubled to right-center field. Corbin then moved to third base on a wild pitch. Corbin then scored when Greene grounded out for the game’s final run.
Samford will return to action on Friday, April 26, when the Bulldogs open a three-game Southern Conference series at Appalachian State. Friday’s series-opener is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. (CT) start from Boone, N.C.