Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate baseball team lost to Jacksonville 15-3 in the final game of an ASUN Conference series at Harley Park on Sunday.
Jacksonville improves to 34-17 overall and 11-6 in the ASUN while USC Upstate drops to 23-27-1 and 5-13.
- Top 1st – Ruben Someillan reached on a leadoff single and advanced to second on a walk to Chris Lehane. Someillan and Lehane scored on a Connor Stephens single, with another run scoring on a bases-loaded walk.
- Bottom 1st – Jake Bourke and Pat Raiff opened the inning with consecutive singles. Bourke advanced to third on a double play and scored on a Kyle Gensler single.
- Top 3rd – Franco Guardascione drove in two runs with a single.
- Bottom 3rd – Chris Rodriguez reached on a leadoff single and advanced to second on a free pass to Bourke. After a sacrifice bunt advanced the runners into scoring position, Rodriguez scored on a groundout.
- Top 4th – The Dolphins added runs on a sacrifice fly and a Stephens single.
- Bottom 4th – USC Upstate plated a run on a wild pitch.
- Top 5th – Lehane drove in two runs with a single.
- Top 7th – Duncan Hunter reached on a leadoff walk and scored on a groundout.
- Top 8th – Cory Garrastazu hit a two-run home run. The Dolphins added three runs on two singles and a sacrifice fly.
- Bourke and Raiff each went 2-for-4 with two singles.
- Gensler went 1-for-4 with a single and RBI.
- Russell Schwertfeger went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored.
- Chris Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a single.
- Someillan went 4-for-6 with three singles and a double to lead Jacksonville.
- Stephens and Garrastazu each had three hits.
- Tyler Santana (9-1) earned the win, allowing three runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
- Kevin Hickey (2-4) took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 3.0 innings.
- USC Upstate travels to South Carolina on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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