The Spring Hill College baseball was swept by 8th-ranked Faulkner University in a conference doubleheader at historic Stan Galle Field by the scores of 6-0 and 4-2 on Saturday afternoon.
In the first game, Faulkner (20-7, 9-2 SSAC) starter Corey Black (4-1) went the distance for the shutout victory over the Badgers and allowed just two hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Spring Hill starter Casey Adams (2-2) went 6.2 innings in the loss and allowed just one earned run off seven hits and seven walks with four strikeouts.
The Eagles scored their only earned run of the game in the 1st inning when left fielder Brennan Olive ripped a run-scoring single into right field. Faulkner's other five runs were all unearned in the 3rd inning when the Eagles benefited from two Badger infield errors that resulted in a 2-out Grand Slam by second baseman Daniel Cayton.
The nightcap saw the Eagles score first again in the opening inning when Badger catcher Fred Rossi was unable to find a wild pitch by starter Michael Moch behind home plate and Faulkner centerfielder Brook Boudreaux scored all the way from 2nd base.
Badger batters would later tie the game at 2-2 in the 7th inning after Eagle starting pitcher Will Dismukes threw a sacrifice bunt attempt by Rossi into right field to score first baseman John Hollingsworth from 2nd base and second baseman Brian Sims later drove in a run with a solid single to right.
Faulkner responded with another unearned run off a sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Matt Parker in the 8th inning and then added an insurance run in the 9th when a stolen base attempt of 3rd base by Boudreaux led to Rossi's throw sailing into left field and Boudreaux scampered home.
Moch went seven innings for SHC and scattered three Faulkner hits with nine strikeouts and three walks, but reliever Tyler Hutson (0-1) would take the loss with no hits allowed in 1/3 of an inning.
Dismukes lasted 6.2 innings and struck out five with five walks and five hits allowed while Damon Porter (4-0) took the win in 2.1 innings of work with one hit, a walk and three strikeouts.
At the plate, Spring Hill's Brian Sims went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the second game while centerfielder Andy Robbins collected two hits in the twin bill.
For Faulkner, Olive and third baseman Zack Colby each had two hits and an RBI on the day.
Spring Hill (9-12, 3-8 SSAC) and the Eagles will wrap up this 3-game series with a single game on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. on Stan Galle Field.