Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics
The Arkansas State baseball team dropped its final Sun Belt series to Little Rock 8-0, Friday evening at Tomlinson Stadium. The loss eliminates the Red Wolves from contention in the Sun Belt Conference tournament.
A-State drops to 26-28 overall and 11-18 in Sun Belt while Little Rock improves to 27-26 overall and 17-11 in the league.
Zach Jackson (6-5) pitched 4.1 innings allowing five runs on nine hits with no walks and a strikeout. Kollin Stone pitched 1.1 innings out of the bullpen, where he allowed three runs on two hits while walking and punching out one.
Little Rock built an early 2-0 advantage, in the second, when Eldrige Figueroa singled the center field to score Nick Perez and Ramon Padilla scored on a throwing error. The Trojans tacked on another in the third, the extend its lead 3-0. Perez finished the night, three-for-five with two RBIs and a run while Troy Alexander finished three-for-five with two RBIs and a double.
The visitors bust the game open 5-0 in the fifth, tacking on a two spot when Alexander doubled down the right field line and Perez singled through centerfield. The Trojans added three more runs in the eighth to add 8-0 insurance.
Arkansas State will return to action Saturday, May 17 when it concludes its series against Little Rock. The series finale is set to begin at 1 p.m. at Tomlinson Stadium.
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