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Alabama State no match for Troy in lopsided 10-2 win

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Wesley Kirchharr

Staff Writer

The Troy baseball team dominated in-state opponent Alabama State on Wednesday night, beating the Hornets 10-2 in Montgomery in the teams’ second matchup of the year.

With the win, the Trojans have beaten Alabama State by a combined score of 24-3 in their meetings this season.

Troy got out to an early start, scoring four runs in the first inning behind a triple from Matt Sanders. Sanders came back around to score thanks to an RBI single from teammate Drew Frederic.

Joey Denison and Brody Binder also got Troy going offensively by batting in a pair of runs to give Troy a 4-0 lead after the first inning. Troy posted five of its 10 total hits of the game in the opening frame.

Alabama State clawed their way back into the game, tacking on a run in the first and fourth innings, but a two-run fifth inning from Troy put the game in the visitors’ control.

Rigsby Mosley hit a two-run shot over the right field wall with two outs to re-establish Troy’s four-run lead heading into the back half of the game.

Mosley led the way for Troy at the plate, connecting for three hits in his four at-bats. The redshirt freshman tallied three RBIs and scored twice.

Matt Sanders and Denison followed close behind with two hits each. Denison picked up an RBI and scored two runs, while Sanders scored once.

The Trojans finished with four more runs, all while holding Alabama State scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Mosley doubled to right center to send Binder back home in the seventh inning, scoring the only run of the inning. Troy slammed the door on any hopes of a comeback after a three-run outing in the top of the ninth.

The Trojans scored two unearned to reach the 10-run mark for the 11th time this season.

Sadler Godwin picked up the win on the mound for Troy. Godwin allowed seven hits while striking out one.

Up next for Troy is a tough road stretch against conference foe Arkansas State in a three-game series before travelling to Tuscaloosa for a Tuesday night matchup with the Crimson Tide. Game one of the series against the Red Wolves is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m.