SAVANNAH, Ga. - Albany State plated four runs in the top of the 13th inning to take a 13-10 win over host Armstrong State University in collegiate baseball action on Tuesday at Pirate Field.
The Golden Rams improved to 6-18 on the year with the win, while Armstrong State falls to 14-15 overall, dropping its 12th game out of its last 13. The Pirates return to action on Saturday, visiting Francis Marion for a 5:00 p.m. Peach Belt Conference contest.
The Pirates built a 9-5 lead in the sixth inning, thank in large part to junior Chandler Corley, who had five hits in his first five at-bats, including pair of home runs and four RBI.
Albany State scored a run in the seventh inning and two in the eighth to close the gap to one run. In the top of the ninth, Nic Griggs singled in Jameson Eichelberger with two outs to tie the game at 9-all and send it into extra innings.
In the top of the 13th, the Golden Rams broke through with four runs, two on RBI doubles from Quantico Dodson-Williams and Kelvin Wimbush, and two on an error to take a 13-9 lead. Zack Goble homered to lead off the bottom of the 13th for the Pirates, and Armstrong State had the tying run at the plate with nobody out, but Chasen Roulhac entered the game from his shortstop position and pitched a scoreless inning to earn the save.
Gary Cannon (1-0) pitched 2/3rds of an inning and got the win, giving up one hit and one run. Caleb Woods (0-3) took the loss in relief, giving up six hits and five runs - three earned - in five innings of work, striking out five.
Corley finished the contest 5-for-8 with four RBI for the Pirates, while Caleb Slaughter had two hits and three RBI, including a two-run home run. Griggs and Robbie Feagans had three hits apiece for the Golden Rams.