S. Union tops CACCPublished 2:29pm Friday, April 27, 2012
After a loss to Wallace State Tuesday afternoon, Central Alabama Community College lost 4-3 to conference rival Southern Union yesterday afternoon at home in extra innings.
Central Alabama went to Brewer Carter on the mound to start the game, as he went four innings, allowing six hits and two walks to go along with one strikeout.
The Trojans took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Stephen Eldridge drove in Zac Rinehart with a single.
CACC then had bases loaded but wre unable to score a run later in the inning.
Southern Union added their first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning to take the score to 1-1.
Southern Union added one run in the top of the sixth inning off of a CACC throwing error for a 2-1 advantage.
Central Alabama answered back in the bottom half of the sixth inning with two runs off of a homerun by Eldridge with Chase Handley already on base to give Central Alabama a 3-2 lead.
Southern Union continued to fight when they scored one run in the top of the seventh inning off of a pass ball from Jonathon Black to tie the game at 3-3.
Black worked 2.2 innings from the mound, giving up two hits and walking two.
The 3-3 tie carried into the 10th inning when Southern Union crossed one run across the plate with a sacrifice fly and a 4-3 lead.
CACC couldn’t answer in the bottom of the 10th for the 4-3 final.
Eldridge led CACC going 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
“That was a lot more like I’ve been wanting to see out of our guys,” CACC head coach Wynn Fletcher said.
“We had a lot of fight tonight and we played our butts off until the end.”
Central Alabama will be at Chattahoochee Valley tomorrow for a double header beginning at 12 p.m.