UAM wins back-to-back GAC titles

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The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team defeated Henderson State, 6-1, in the GAC Championship game Sunday afternoon.

This contest was a rematch of the Great American Conference title game a year ago as UAM (32-19) took on the Reddies of HSU (32-21) in another championship bout.

The Weevils took a 3-0 lead after the second inning of play with RBI hits from Austin Brakebill, Lathan McFadden, and Brian Ray.

Henderson State was able to generate a run in the third inning, but UAM answered in the top of the fourth after a HSU error saw Lathan McFadden cross the plate to put the game at 4-1.

Arkansas-Monticello capped of its scoring in the top of the sixth, when Brady Weiss sent a ball well over the right field wall for a two-run home run and extended UAM’s lead to 6-1, which was all UAM needed to claim its second consecutive GAC Tournament Championship.

Kris Brown (W, 6-4) got the start in the title game and threw 7 total innings, allowed four hits, one earned run, and four strikeouts.

Landon McFadden and Dawson Moser each provided an inning of relief each, with both retiring the Henderson State side in order in the eighth and ninth innings respectively.

Brian Ray was selected as the tournament’s most valuable player and four Weevils were selected to the All-GAC Tournament team: Brady Weiss, Guy Halbert, Braden Chambers, and Dawson Moser.

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