Armstrong Atlantic tops Southern Ind.
Price's walk-off RBI double scored Barnhill with winning run
Armstrong Atlantic State Athletics
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Senior center fielder Michael Price's walk-off RBI double scored Mike Barnhill with the winning run as Armstrong Atlantic State University collected a 3-2 win against No. 1-ranked Southern Indiana on Sunday afternoon at Pirate Field.
The Pirates (3-2) claim the series win after the victory on Sunday, as Armstrong won Saturday's contest 11-0. Southern Indiana (1-2) picked up the first win in the weekend series on Friday, a 6-4 12-inning victory for the Screaming Eagles.
Armstrong struck first in the contest, scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning on a double steal and an errant throw by Southern Indiana catcher Jarrod Rose, which scored Alex Frederick with the first run of the game.
Southern Indiana tied things up in the top of the second on an RBI double by Brad Wannemuehler.
The Pirates took the lead again in the sixth on a suicide squeeze bunt by pinch hitter Josh Heath, which plated Drew Walker to give Armstrong the 2-1 advantage.
Each team scored a single run in the ninth inning. Southern Indiana tied the game at 2-all on a wild pitch that scored Michael Huling, but in the bottom half of the frame, Barnhill singled to lead off the inning and a sacrifice bunt by Frederick moved him into scoring position. Price then doubled off the right field wall, driving in Barnhill with the winning run.
The RBI also made a winner out of Armstrong starter Chris Base (1-0), who hurled the complete-game six-hitter, giving up two runs and walking one while striking out six.
Dan Marcacci (0-1) took the loss for the Screaming Eagles, giving up two hits and one run in one inning of work.
Frederick and Walker each collected two hits apiece for the Pirates, while Huling was the only Southern Indiana player to collect two hits.