The Spring Hill College baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader over the Point University Skyhawks at historic Stan Galle Field on Friday evening by the scores of 7-4 and 3-0. In the second game, Badger junior Keller Douglas collected his eighth career save to set a new Spring Hill College mark in the category.
The nightcap saw Badger junior Jack Howard (1-0) limit the Skyhawks (2-2) to two seeing-eye hits through the infield in the 4th inning. Howard struck out four batters and issued just one walk before handing the reins to Douglas to start the 7th inning. Douglas struck out the first two batters he faced, walked the third and ended the game with a tapper that was collected by catcher Roy Moulder who gunned the runner out at 1st base. Douglas passed Joe Stutz who earned seven saves for SHC between 1989 and 1992.
Sophomore Willie Floros crushed a run-scoring triple to right-center in the 3rd inning and scored one batter later when first baseman Kyle Freeman drove him in with a single through the left side of the infield.
In the opener, Spring Hill jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and held a 7-1 advantage before Point rallied to score three runs in the 5th inning. Mykol Sostarich and Freeman each had two hits for SHC and Andy Robbins added a run-scoring triple to left in the 4th inning.
The Badgers (5-2) next visit the University of Mobile (5-2) on Tuesday for a non-conference game beginning at 5 p.m. at Mike Jacobs Field.