Trojans Fall to Erskine

Trojans Fall to Erskine

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson baseball team opened a four-game homestand with an 11-6 setback to longtime rival Erskine, in nonconference action, Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium.

Anderson (11-20) suffered its fifth straight setback, while Erskine (16-15) has won three of its last four decisions and defeated the Trojans for the second time this season.

Sophomore Dalton Shaw was 3-for-5 at the plate, with a pair of singles and drove in two runs with an eighth-inning double. Classmate Will Lindsey was also 3-for-5 at the plate, with three singles and scored a run. Redshirt sophomore Chandler Castleberry added a pair of singles and crossed the plate once, while Brandon Odachowski drove in two runs with a fourth-inning double.

Senior right-hander Stetson Scott (1-3) took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings of work on the mound. The Clayton, Ga., native walked two batters.

After a scoreless first three innings, the Flying Fleet posted a five-run fourth inning, while the Trojans countered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth on Odachowski's double to the gap in right-center that plated both Lindsey and Castleberry.

Erskine added three more runs in the sixth and built a 10-2 advantage by score two more in the eighth frame. AU took advantage of two walks, a pair of singles and Shaw's clutch, two-out, two-run double to climb within 10-6 before the Fleet added another run in the top of the ninth to round out the scoring.

• Erskine stranded nine runners, while the Trojans left eight runners on base.
Chandler Castleberry extended his hitting streak to six games.
Will Lindsey has reached base safely in his last 17 straight games.
• Coupled with the men's golf finish at the Bearcat Classic earlier Tuesday, the Flying Fleet captured 1 ½ points in the battle for the Beville Cup – The Trojans lead the overall chase, 7-3 ½.

Anderson will get back on the diamond, Friday, when South Atlantic Conference-foe Carson-Newman invades Memorial Stadium for a three-game series. First-pitch versus the Eagles is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Trojans Fall to Erskine
March 26, 2019 Trojans Fall to Erskine