The University of Arkansas-Monticello baseball team scattered 19 hits over nine innings to power the Weevils to a 19-14 win over No. 5 ranked Southern Arkansas University in a mid-week game in Magnolia.

The Weevils scored 19 runs on 19 hits, including a grand slam by third baseman Jordan Johnson and a three-run home run by left fielder Hudson Hopkins. Southern Arkansas scored 14 runs on 12 hits, including three home runs.

Southern Arkansas (17-4, 11-1 GAC) led 2-0 until the top of the third when the Weevils scored six runs on four hits, including Johnson’s grand slam.

UAM (7-12, 4-8 GAC) continued its tear in the forth and fifth innings. The Weevils added four runs and three hits in the fourth inning, highlighted by Hudson Hopkins’ three-run homer, and followed that with three runs and four hits in the fifth inning.

After five complete innings UAM led 13-3.

Southern Arkansas threatened in the bottom of the sixth when the Muleriders cut the Weevils’ lead to 13-8. The Muleriders scored five runs on four hits, including back-to-back home runs. But the Weevils extended their lead to 17-8 in the seventh with hits by Hopkins and catcher Nick Fakouri and a Mulerider fielding error.

After a scoreless eighth inning, the Weevils pushed across two more runs on doubles by DH DeShaun Cordova and second baseman Cade Thompson. Cordova doubled to right center scoring Fakouri and Thompson doubled to right field scoring Cordova.

The Muleriders threatened again in the bottom of the ninth, scoring six runs, but fell short, 19-14.

The entire Weevil line-up had at least one hit in the game. Center fielder Grant Shepherd, short stop Chase Cripps, and second baseman Cade Thompson combined for more than half of UAM’s hits. Shepherd went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a double, and scored three runs, Cripps was 4-for-7 with two doubles and scored two runs, and Thompson was 3-for-6 with an RBI, a double, and scored two runs. Johnson and Hopkins both had home runs.

UAM starting pitcher Charles Peacock (2-1) got the win for the Weevils. The sophomore right-hander worked three innings, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks and striking out six.

UAM will be on the road this weekend for a three-game series with Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant, Oklahoma. The first game is set for Friday at 2 p.m. The series double-header is scheduled for Saturday at  1 p.m. and 4 p.m.