Feb. 24, 2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Aaron Blair kept North Carolina A&T hitless through five, and Marshall’s baseball team ran away with a 16-3 victory over the Aggies in game two of the three-game series Sunday at War Memorial Stadium.
Marshall (2-2) and NC A&T (3-3) will meet for game three of the series and game two of the day’s doubleheader at approximately 4 p.m. ET.
Blair (1-1) struck out five and walked two across 5.2 innings and did not allow a base hit until A&T second baseman Luke Tendler’s RBI-single put the Aggies on the board in the sixth. By then, Marshall had climbed to an 8-0 lead thanks to a five-spot in the sixth. The Thundering Herd added five runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth.
Marshall’s relief staff of Matt Hummel, Alex Thackston, and Terrence Moore held NC A&T without a hit over the final 3.1 innings. Hummel, who entered the game with two out in the sixth, fanned three in 1.1 innings.
All nine members of MU’s starting lineup recorded a base hit, led by Gray Stafford, Matt Kirkwood, and Andrew Dundon who each had three. Sophomore Sergio Leon scored three times and drove in three runs as part of a 2-for-5 outing.
Senior Nathan Gomez hit the team’s first home run of the season with a two-run blast in the eighth. Fellow senior Alfredo Brito was 1-for-2 and drew four walks.
Freshman Adam Bolen recorded his first base hit at Marshall with an RBI-double in the top of the ninth.
NC A&T’s Luke Tendler and Cameron Jergens claimed the hits for the Aggies. Starting pitcher Justin Godette (0-1) was saddled the loss after surrendering nine hits and three runs in 4.2 innings.