TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former Glenwood standout Nathan Kilcrease matched his career high with eight strikeouts as Alabama beat Alcorn State 5-1 on Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Kilcrease (1-0) pitched six innings and gave up just one run on four hits.
Jonathan Smart and Brett Whitaker finished the game for the Tide (2-0) with Whitaker earning the save.
Taylor Dugas led off the game for the Tide with a homer, Bama’s first of the season.
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After Alcorn State tied the game in the top of the fourth, Bama retook the lead in the bottom on a Brett Booth sacrifice fly.
Andrew Miller singled in a run in the seventh. Jared Reaves doubled in two in the eighth.
@BR Scoreline:VIRGINIA 13, AUBURN 2
AUBURN, Ala. -- Virginia starter Tyler Wilson held Auburn to three hits in six innings as the Cavaliers knocked off the Tigers at Plainsman Park.
The loss evens Auburn’s record at 1-1 while No. 13 Virginia is now 2-0.
Cory Luckie (0-1) suffered the loss. He gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 1-3 innings.
After four scoreless innings, Virginia broke the game open with three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. All six runs were scored with two outs.
Auburn will start former CVCC hurler Derek Varnadore on the mound today at 3 p.m. against UAB.
@BR Scoreline:GEORGIA TECH 8, KENT STATE 1
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech starter Jed Bradley struck out 10 as the Jackets won their second straight over Kent State at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Bradley didn’t pick up the win, however, as he allowed a run in the top of the sixth inning that tied the game at 1.
In the bottom of the sixth, Tech went ahead when freshman Kyle Wren drew a bases-loaded walk.
After another walk, Jacob Esch hit a two-run double for a 5-1 lead.
Freshman pitcher DeAndre Smelter (1-0) picked up the win after holding Kent State hitless over 1 1-3 innings.
@BR Scoreline:STETSON 7, GEORGIA 2
DELAND, Fla. -- Georgia fell to 0-2 on the season with a second straight loss to Stetson at Melching Field.
The Hatters scored three times in the first inning off right-hander Ben Cornwell, who was making his first start for Georgia.
Stetson extended the lead to 4-0 in the second. Cornwell pitched three innings, allowing four runs on six hits.
Georgia scored its first run in the sixth on a Janthan Hester groundout. The Bulldogs’ other run came in the eighth on a Kyle Farmer sacrifice fly.
@BR Scoreline:COLUMBUS STATE 5-2, BARTON 0-3
Columbus State pitcher Thomas Campbell pitched a complete-game two-hitter as the Cougars won the first game 5-0 at Ragsdale Field.
Barton came back in the second game to split the doubleheader with a 3-2 win in the nightcap.
Campbell, who needed just 98 pitches, didn’t allow more than one base-runner in any inning. He struck out seven.
In the bottom of the first, second baseman Ryan Lewis hit his second homer of the season for a 1-0 lead.
The score remained that way until the bottom of the seventh, when Bruce Alter hit his second home run of the season for a 2-0 lead.
CSU (5-4) put the game away with three runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Logan Dollar went 2-for-4 to lead CSU.
Barton jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the nightcap.
CSU tried to rally as Lewis hit another homer, this one in the fourth.
The Cougars scored again in the sixth on an error by the catcher.
Iain Sebastian (1-1), making his first start since his combined no-hitter, pitched six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and three walks.