HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Jake Sloan went four-for-five at the plate and was also the winning pitcher as the University of North Alabama routed Freed-Hardeman 14-4 on the road. The win was UNA's sixth straight and 16th in its last 19 games. North Alabama is now 31-10 overall, while Freed-Hardeman dropped to 22-24.
UNA got two runs in the top of the first but Sloan was roughed up for three runs in the bottom of the frame. UNA took the lead for good with a five-run second inning and added five more runs in the third to make it 12-4. Neither team scored again until UNA platted two runs in the eighth.
Sloan improved to 3-1 with the win, pitching three innings. Scott Fleming pitched three scoreless innings of relief, with Andrew Hillis also pitching 1 1/3 innings and Joel Sessions 2/3.
Sloan homered, his sxith of the season, had three extra base hits and drove in three runs. Blake Stroth was three-for-five with four RBI, while Jared Mothershed and Michael Schmidt were both two-for-five.
UNA hosts West Alabama in a key Gulf South Conference series at Mike Lane Field beginning Friday at 5 p.m.