UAM eliminated from NCAA Regional by Minnesota State

The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team was taken down by number two seed Minnesota State Saturday night. The final score was 6-5.

UAM (33-21) found its way onto the scoreboard first against the Mavericks of MSU (46-10) in the bottom of the second inning after an Alex Smith sacrifice fly to center field brought in Andres Rios for the 1-0 advantage.

The Mavericks took a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth, but the Weevils responded with with a Rios sac fly to center field as well to even up the game at 2-2.

Minnesota State tallied four total runs in the top of the sixth inning to jump out to a 6-2 lead, but the Weevils would continue to battle adding runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth inning on two RBI singles from Nick Piraino, and another sacrifice fly from Rios to put the game at 6-5.

In the bottom of the ninth, after Rios led the inning with a single to center field, the Weevils failed to get the tying run in and was eliminated from the NCAA Central Regional by the Mavericks, 6-5.

Kris Brown started the game as he threw 5.1 total innings, and recorded a season high seven strikeouts in the contest.

Landon McFadden and Dawson Moser each came on to provide relief efforts for UAM as well in the ballgame.

Arkansas-Monticello finished the season with a record of 33-21 (22-11 GAC), and captured its second straight GAC Tournament Championship and earned its second straight bid into the NCAA Central Region Tournament.

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