The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State twice on Saturday by scores of 13-2 and 4-1 to record the team’s third consecutive Great American Conference series sweep.
UAM (27-11, 17-7 GAC) used four homeruns to highlight its first game victory on Saturday. The Weevils plated four runs off four hits in the first inning, then went to the long ball for its next two runs, back-to-back solo shots from senior Ray Johnson and junior Bronson Gillam in the top of the third inning.
The Weevils added three more in the fifth, highlighted by back-to-back RBI singles from senior Chad Miller and sophomore Corey Wood.
Senior Tyler Caruthers put UAM up 10-2 with an RBI single in the top of the seventh. UAM went deep in back-to-back at bats again the eighth, this time a two-run shot by senior Ben Agredano and a solo blast from Johnson, his second of the game.
Johnson went 3-for-4 in the win with a double in the fifth in addition to his multi-homerun performance. Agredano also finished with three hits. Senior Alex Lang, senior D’Marco Poindexter, Miller and Wood all had two hits in the win.
Senior Kade Garlington (8-2) earned the win for his GAC-high eighth victory of the season. He allowed two runs off five hits with four strikeouts and two walks in the first seven innings.
In the second game, pitchers Austin Braddock, Kregg Snook and Jeff Harvill combined to allow only two hits in the scheduled seven inning contest. Braddock (3-0) earned the win after keeping Southeastern (16-19, 7-14 GAC) scoreless on just one hit in the first four innings. Snook gave up the lone Southeastern run off one hit in two innings of work, and Harvill picked up his eighth save of the year by striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh.
UAM took advantage of two Southeastern errors and two wild pitches to plate three runs in the top of the second inning. Ray Johnson gave UAM its fourth run with an RBI single in the fourth.
UAM is back in action on April 8 at home against Ouachita Baptist in a single non-conference game starting at 3 p.m. at Weevils Field.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]