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Carter’s Slam Lifts Angelo State to Split

Trey Carter blasted his second home run of the season in the nightcap against SOSU. Courtesy: ASU Sports Information

Trey Carter blasted his second home run of the season in the nightcap against SOSU. Courtesy: ASU Sports Information


Junior Trey Carter’s grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh propelled the Angelo State baseball team (5-4, 1-1 LSC) to an 8-4 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 LSC) in game two of the double header and earning a split for the Rams after ASU had dropped the opener, 3-2, to the Savage Storm.

Carter’s four-run bomb, his second home run of the season which cleared the fence in back of the Savage Storm’s bullpen in right field, broke open a 3-3 tie and made winner of reliever Jeffrey Asby, earning the junior his first win of the season. Senior Joe Key came on to face one batter in the ninth and induced a game-ending groundout to Tony Kostelnik at third to garner his second save of the season. Savage Storm reliever Blake Worthen started the seventh and took the loss to drop to 0-1, hitting Kostelnik to lead off the inning who came around to score the go-ahead run on Carter’s slam.

In game one, the Rams out hit the Savage Storm, 9-5, but could manage on two runs on junior Jason Morriss’ two-run home run, his second dinger of the year, spoiling the second straight solid inning by Kenny Elkind. The senior from Folsom, Pa., tossed his second consecutive complete game and surrendered three runs, only one of which was earned, with nine strikeouts and no walks in watching his record fall to 1-1 on the year. SOSU’s Reece Dodd got the start and went five innings and gave up seven hits, including Morriss’ home run, with six strikeouts and five walks to improve to 2-0 on the season. Matt Hinds came on in relief in the sixth and gave up two hits with one strikeout to earn his first save of the season.

In the two games, Chris Adamson went 4-for-6 with one double, one run scored and one RBI while Keith Towne finished the two games going 3-for-8 with one RBI and one run scored. Both Austin Lasprilla and Isaac Garcia went 2-for-6 at the plate with one double and two runs scored. Carter finished the twin bill with five RBI in a 2-for-6 performance at the plate.

The Rams and Savage Storm conclude their LSC opening series on Saturday with another seven inning/nine inning double header at Foster Field. The first pitch of game one is set for 12 p.m. and can be heard in San Angelo on KKSA 1260 AM or on the internet at Game two will not be broadcast.

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