ASU Baseball news and notes

From the Sun Belt Conference

The Arkansas State baseball team suffered a rough week, dropping all four its games it played on the week, including a three-game Sun Belt Conference sweep at the hands of Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Red Wolves struggled offensively on the week, scoring just 11 runs over the four games.

The week began with a 6-0 loss to Memphis in Jonesboro. It was the second game of a home-home series with the Tigers.

ASU defeated Memphis earlier in the year in extra innings, but a slow start offensively helped the Tigers even the season series.

The woes continued through the weekend as the Red Wolves dropped three games to the Ragin' Cajuns.

Dustin Jones enjoyed a solid weekend at the plate, collecting four hits and four RBIs over the first two days of the series.

Alex Potts also enjoyed a strong weekend, going 5-for-8 during the series with an RBI and two runs scored. Potts also had a sacrifice bunt on the weekend, raising his total to 21 on the year which leads the nation.

Freshman Kevin Fitzpatrick went 3-for-4 on stolen bases on the weekend, raising his season total to five, which leads the team.  He stole two bases on Sunday, including executing a double steal with Ryan Emery that led to an error and allowed Fitzpatrick to score the game's first run.

The Red Wolves will play their final midweek contest of the year on Wednesday, May 8 against the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A-State will then travel to Troy for a three-game conference series against the Trojans.