Streaks Continue As Hurricanes Top Tuskegee, 10-4

AMERICUS - Zach Barron has hit a home run in four consecutive games. Alex Kranick has a hit in 27 consecutive contests. Both streaks remained active for the Georgia Southwestern duo following the Hurricanes 10-4 win over Tuskegee University on Wednesday evening at Hurricane Stadium.

GSW has won three of its last four games and improved to 16-21 overall while Tuskegee dropped to 19-19.

Tuskegee scored the first run of the game in the second inning, but it was short-lived lead for the Golden Tigers.

GSW jumped ahead in the third behind a two-out RBI double down the right field line by Will Redding and a follow-up RBI single from Jonathan Martin.

The Hurricanes stretched their lead to 5-1 in the fifth by converting two singles, a walk and a Tuskegee error into three runs.

Tuskegee pushed a pair of runs across in the sixth to pull within 5-3, but Martin struck again with an RBI single in the seventh and Barron kicked off the scoring in the eighth with a solo home run. Redding followed with his second double of the evening, a two-run poke that scored Bradley Hough and Jacob Harrell.

Kranick pushed his GSW record-setting hit streak to 27 games with a single in the fifth. Martin led the Hurricanes with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate Wednesday. Kranick, Redding, Barron and Josh Logan collected two hits apiece. Redding led the Hurricanes with three RBIs.

Ricky Green and Matthew Reed had two hits apiece for Tuskegee.

GSW spread the work over six pitchers. Starter Kyle Spinks handled the first inning. Andrew Patrick (1-1) picked up the win with two innings on the hill. He allowed two hits and a run. Drew Powers followed with two scoreless innings. Coty Graham surrendered a pair of runs over his inning. Tuskegee scored a run off A.J. Hayes over his two innings before Mitch Holloway tossed a scoreless ninth. 

Tuskegee used four pitchers in the game. Starter Christian Marshall (2-3) saw the most action of any pitcher on either side by working five innings. Marshall allowed six hits and five runs, three of which were earned. He walked four. Darien Brown gave up a run over his two innings of work. Keldric Burton pitched 1/3 of an inning, was charged with four runs, and Nytorious Cooler tallied the final two outs.

GSW resumes Peach Belt Conference play Friday against Armstrong State University. First pitch of the three-game series opener is scheduled for 6 p.m. from Hurricane Stadium.