Trojans Drop Road Contest at Erskine

Trojans Drop Road Contest at Erskine

DUE WEST, S.C. – Anderson fell to longtime rival Erskine, 6-2, in nonconference baseball action, Tuesday afternoon at Grier Field.

Anderson slipped to 4-9 on the season with its second straight setback, while Erskine improved to 11-5 by snapping a two-game skid and narrowed its deficit to 4 ½-3 ½ in the chase for the coveted Beville Cup.

Dillon Carpenter garnered two of the Trojans' seven hits on the afternoon, with a pair of singles and also drew a sixth-inning walk. Chandler Castleberry and Tyler Miller each posted a walk and a single, with Miller scoring one of AU's runs. Matthew Overton added a single and reached on a Flying Fleet error, with Tyler Berry notching a seventh-inning single and drawing a walk in the fifth inning.

Stetson Scott (0-1) absorbed the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings of work on the mound. He struck out three and issued just one free pass.

Neither team was able to push across a run until the Trojans grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. After Miller and Carpenter led off with back-to-back singles, both runners moved up on a wild pitch and three batters later, Miller gave AU the lead when he crossed the plate on an error by the Fleet.

Erskine evened the score with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the fifth and added five runs in the bottom of the sixth to open a 6-1 lead.

Carpenter wrapped up the afternoon's scoring when he ripped a one-out single back up the middle in the eighth inning and scored on Overton's two-out single to right.

Chandler Castleberry has reached base safely in every game this season and extended his hitting streak to four games.

Matthew Overton has reached base safely in 12 consecutive games.
Tyler Miller has reached base safely in six straight games.
• Overton leads the starters with a .394 batting average.

The Trojans return to the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, as Limestone is set to invade the Electric City. First-pitch is slated for 3 p.m.

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