LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton sweeps Lake Michigan, extends winning streak to 7

ALBANY — The Darton baseball team stayed undefeated at home and extended its winning streak to seven games with a pair of blowout victories Saturday against Lake Michigan Community College.

The Cavs (13-4), who are now 6-0 at home, won the opener, 11-2, and then rolled to an 8-2 victory in the second game.

Kyle Conkle was the winning pitcher in Game 1, throwing three innings and allowing three hits and one run, while Ryan Good pitched three clean innings in relief, giving up just two hits and no runs.

Cody Wofford (2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI), Casey James (2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI) and Tripp Calhoun (2-for-3, 3 RBI) led Darton at the plate, where the Cavs broke open a 3-1 game with five runs in the fifth inning.

In Game 2, Darton and Lake Michigan both scored two runs in the first inning, but the Cavs hammered in six runs in the second inning to put the nightcap away early.

Darton starter Brandon Goldsmith threw three innings and allowed two hits and two runs to get the win, while Davis Knapp (1-for-2, 3 RBI), Wofford (3-for-4, 2 R) and Adams (2-for-3, 2 RBI) led the way offensively.

The Cavs, who haven't lost since Feb. 9, open up Region XVII play Tuesday with a 5 p.m. game at home against South Georgia.

Rams' struggles continue on diamond with two losses to Edward Waters

ALBANY — Albany State baseball coach Kenyan Conners is looking for answers for what has turned into a disastrous start to the 2013 season.

He didn't find any on Saturday.

The Rams saw their losing streak stretch to 11 games and their record fall to 1-14 with a pair of losses to Edward Waters College, 16-4 and 7-5.

"I really don't have any answers right now," said Conners, who is in his third year at the helm of the Rams' program. "All I know to do is work harder and see if we can get out of this slump. Every game is winnable for us, but we just aren't finding ways to win. We are finding ways to lose."

The Rams committed nine errors Saturday (five in the opener and four in the nightcap), and starting pitchers Clifford Peterson and Ryan Latner, who each picked up losses, struggled with their command.

Final stats were unavailable for the Rams, who play again Tuesday at home against Selma University before beginning conference play Saturday at home against Clark Atlanta.


albanyman 2 years, 9 months ago

baseball story with a picture of a basketball...so typical herald! lol


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