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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After scoring just four runs in the first two games of the weekend, the USC Upstate baseball team broke out Sunday evening, scoring 19 runs on as many hits to cruise past Jacksonville University 19-7 at John Sessions Field in Atlantic Sun Conference action.
The Spartans (13-9, 2-4 A-Sun) salvage the weekend finale and win their first road game of the year, while the Dolphins (9-15, 2-1 A-Sun) come up short in a bid for their first three-game sweep of the season.
The Spartans got things rolling in the first two innings, sending nine batters to the plate and scoring four runs in each frame to take a commanding 8-2 lead.
The offense was just getting going, as the Spartans came out in the third inning and recorded five hits and scored seven more runs to jump on top 15-2. Brandon Patterson provided a two-run single up the middle, while Brody Greer added a two-run double to left center to fuel the seven-run frame.
The two teams traded runs in the fourth, as Tyler Miller lifted a sacrifice fly to center in the top half of the inning, while a wild pitch brought home a Dolphin in the bottom half to make it 16-3.
The Dophins added four runs in the fifth and then Upstate was back at it again in the seventh, scoring three more runs on RBI base knocks from Patterson and Tyler Lesch to give the Spartans a 19-7 victory.
Patterson ended the game with four hits and six runs batted in, while Lesch added four hits of his own and scored four runs.
The Spartans return to action Wednesday evening, battling cross-town rival Wofford College at Harley Park. First pitch against the Terriers is set for 6 p.m. and can be viewed live on ASun.TV.