Road Woes Continue as Trojans Fall in Series Finale at Tusculum

Road Woes Continue as Trojans Fall in Series Finale at Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Using a middle-inning outburst, Tusculum outpaced Anderson, 7-4, in South Atlantic Conference baseball action Monday afternoon at Pioneer Park.

Anderson fell to 8-19 overall and 5-10 in the league, while suffering its seventh consecutive setback, with Tusculum moving to 16-15 and 9-6.

Chandler Castleberry led the Trojan offense with two hits, while senior William Thomas added a two-run single in the fifth inning. Classmate Tyler Miller reached base three times in four trips to the plate with a pair of walks and an infield single, with freshman left fielder Dalton Shaw getting hit by a pitch in three separate at-bats.

Junior right-hander Will Gee slipped to 2-4 in the season and absorbed the setback after allowing seven runs in 4 2/3 innings of work on the mound. The Blackville, S.C., native fanned two batters, while issuing three free passes.

Tusculum struck first with a solo run in the bottom of the second inning, while AU's Dillon Carpenter led off the third inning with a walk and knotted the score when he crossed the plate on Jackson Strange's one-out single through the left side.

The Pioneers took the lead for good when they scored four times in the fourth, while AU countered by cutting the deficit to 5-4 by posting a three-run fifth inning. Castleberry and Matthew Overton led off with back-to-back singles and Castleberry scored on freshman Chase Stephens' clutch two-out, pinch-hit single down the right field line. After Shaw was hit by a pitch, both Overton and Stephens crossed the plate when Thomas singled to center.

Tusculum added two runs in the bottom of the frame to round out the scoring.

The Trojans stranded 11 runners, while Tusculum left eight runners on base.

William Thomas has 10 multiple-hit games on the season.
Chandler Castleberry has nine multiple-RBI games.
Tyler Miller has reached base safely in 20 consecutive games.

Anderson will look to get back in the win column when the Trojans wrap up their eight-game road swing at Erskine on Tuesday. The Trojans will be looking to avenge an earlier 6-2 loss to the Flying Fleet when the two teams square off at 3 p.m.

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