FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008
Baseball falls to Kennesaw State in Game One
May 16, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Game One of a doubleheader went by quickly as the JU baseball team fell to Kennesaw State in seven innings, 10-0, Friday afternoon in Game One of a doubleheader at John Sessions Stadium.
JU (27-28, 13-19) are now tied with Campbell and Stetson for the final two spots in the A-Sun Tournament. The Dolphins need a win in Game Two to have a chance of earning a bid into the postseason.
KSU (29-26, 20-12) got 10 runs on 12 hits, including two home runs, while also sparing its bullpen with a complete game by Chad Jenkins.
Sophomore Carson Andrew (5-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs (three earned) on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings.
Jenkins (5-5) earned the win after hurling seven shutout innings in which he scattered five hits and struck out six batters to notch his third complete game of the season.
The Owls took a 5-0 in the top of the fourth after registering four hits and a hit batter while taking advantage of a Dolphin fielding error.
KSU increased the margin to 6-0 in the top of the fifth when Curtis Van Wyck hit a sacrifice fly to right.
The Owls pushed the lead to 9-0 in the top of the sixth after scoring three runs on four hits, including a solo home run by Tyler Stubblefield and a two run shot by Martin Baker.
JU will conclude the 2008 regular season against Kennesaw State with a Game Two of a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. The contests can be followed live on ASun.TV and via GameTracker on JUDolphins.com.
Friday will also be the last day of JU's celebration of 50 years of Dolphin baseball as all former players are also invited to a 6 p.m. cookout and participate in a Home Run Derby following the second game of the doubleheader.