The Spring Hill College baseball team used three big innings to take both ends of a twin bill at historic Stan Galle Field by the scores of 5-2 and 11-3 on Friday.
In the first game, the Badgers used five singles and a Ram fielding error to rack up four runs in the 3rd inning. Senior outfielders Kendell Carvin and Wayne Huell ripped out back-to-back run-scoring singles with two outs to highlight the onslaught.
With two outs in the 4th frame, senior shortstop Ryan Cummings belted a single to left to tack on a fifth run for SHC in the form of sophomore second baseman Brian Sims who came home from second base.
The Rams answered with single runs in the 4th and 6th runs off sacrifice flies from catcher Ryan Waltman.
Spring Hill junior starter Michael Moch (2-0) lasted 6.1 innings and yielded just four hits with two walks and three strikeouts before handing the game to junior reliever David Dupuy who collected his second save of the year in just four pitches.
Mobile's Michael King (1-1) took a complete game loss and allowed eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
The nightcap featured two more explosive innings by the Badgers as the home team poured on a 7-run 2nd inning and a 4-run 7th bracket. The Spring Hill avalanche in the 2nd began with a first pitch homer to left by junior first baseman John Hollingsworth and was crowned eight batters later by a 3-run blast over the left field fence by senior designated hitter Fred Rossi.
Waltman drove in a run for the Rams in the 6th with a single to right field and a Badger wild pitch along with an outfield bobble resulted in two more Mobile runs in the 7th inning, but SHC expanded the lead with a 4-run 7th that was underscored by a two-run double to deep left-center by Hollingsworth and another RBI single by Carvin.
Junior Casey Adams (1-0) was the winner for Spring Hill going 5.1 innings, scattering six hits with four walks and five strikeouts. Corey Fountain (0-1) took the loss in two innings with six hits allowed, a walk and two strikeouts.
At the plate, Carvin enjoyed a four-hit day with two RBI while Cummings had four hits, three RBI and three runs scored. Sims scored four times with three hits and an RBI.
First baseman Braxton Hamil had three doubles, but no RBI for Mobile and centerfielder Josh Blaylock had two singles for the Rams.
Spring Hill (5-2, 2-0 SSAC) will wrap up this three-game series with Mobile (2-6, 0-2 SSAC) on Saturday at Stan Galle Field beginning at noon.