The Spring Hill College Baseball team defeated the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in both games of the doubleheader on Friday and an additional game on Saturday over the weekend at the Historic Stan Galle Field.
On Friday, April 6, the Badgers won the first game with a 13-5 victory. The Badger baseball team started off the game on the right foot taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The Golden Tigers responded with four runs in the second inning yet the Tuskegee baseball team was unable to keep up with SHC. The game ended in an exciting triple play for the Badgers, the first of their season.
In their second game of the night, the Badgers came out on top again with a 5-1 win. Junior Brennan Fontenot stroked a home run over the right centerfield gate in the 5th inning to bring the Badgers to a 4-1 lead. Fontenot stated that: “This was a great weekend to get ahead in the conference standings. I was happy that we kept our composure when things got tough and got the sweep this weekend.”
The Badgers played another game against the Tuskegee Golden Tigers on Saturday, April 7. The SHC baseball team came out on top 12-10 against Tuskegee. The Badgers are now on a four-game winning streak and are 11-0 in their conference, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).
Jim Hall, director of athletics, expressed his thoughts on the team’s performance this weekend saying that: “I was really proud of our baseball team this weekend in their SIAC series with Tuskegee. They overcame some significant adversity to pull off a three-game sweep of a scrappy Tuskegee squad. I think that has kind of been the theme this year, Badger tenacity overcoming adversity. The team has a lot of new faces and has dealt with some injuries at inopportune times. Despite all of that, they are sitting in first place in the SIAC (11-0) with a big weekend series with SIAC West Division co-leader Miles College up in Birmingham this weekend. I am really excited to see how the team performs down the stretch run of the season the next three weeks.”
The Spring Hill Badger Baseball team will be playing in another in-conference doubleheader away this weekend, April 14-15, against Miles College.