BASEBALL: Tops fall to Troy in extra innings

The extra-inning woes continued for Western Saturday afternoon in Troy.

The Toppers (31-15, 12-8 Sun Belt Conference) came back from 3-0 and 4-2 deficits, but it was the Trojans who scored last, as they won 5-4 in 10 innings. Western has now lost three straight games in extra innings — all by a single run.

Senior Shane Cameron pitched a season-high eight innings and struck out six but earned a no decision.

Western recorded only six hits for the day with sophomore shortstop Logan Robbins and sophomore third baseman Casey Dykes each hitting two. Robbins also hit his sixth home run of the year in the seventh inning to tie the game at four runs apiece.

The game stayed tied at four going into the 10th inning when freshman Taylor Haydel put a runner on second, and two batters later fellow freshman Tanner Perkins gave up the decisive run on a single.

Western shoots for a series win for the second day in a row with junior Brian Edelen taking the mound on Sunday.

Mike Stunson

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