In its first Southern States Athletic Conference series of the season, the Auburn Montgomery baseball team was able to take two out of three after earning a split with Loyola in a doubleheader this afternoon.
Chad Mansmann and Shane Turner each drove in four runs in game one, as the Warhawks scored their most runs in two years in a 17-9 victory. AUM then dropped an 8-7 heartbreaker in game two. Loyola scored five runs in the ninth inning to take an 8-4 lead. AUM rallied with three in the bottom of the inning, but stranded runners on second and third to end the game
The Warhawks are now 7-5 (2-1 SSAC) on the season, while the Wolfpack moved to 5-11 (1-2).
“Our offense really stepped up for us today,” head coach Q.V. Lowe said. “We had some really good at-bats, and we kept it going in the second game as well. Our defense and pitching kind of fell apart late, but I thought the guys battled really well at the end.