May 11, 2011 at 2:37 AM CDT - Updated August 21 at 10:51 PM
JACKSONVILLE – Andrew Maning had four hits to lead UAB to a 14-11 win over Jacksonville State at Rudy Abbott Field on Tuesday night.
Michael Busby scattered four hits over three innings to earn his first win of the season, while Ryan Nance recorded the final three outs to earn his eighth save. JSU's Daniel Watts (0-5) got stuck with the loss for the Gamecocks.
JSU (28-19) took a 1-0 lead in the first after Coty Blanchard scored on a Ben Waldrip infield grounder, but the Blazers pushed across five runs in the third inning to build a 5-1 lead.
Jake Sharrock scored on an Erick Underwood infield grounder in the bottom of the third inning to cut the lead to 5-2 for the Gamecocks, but UAB added a run in the fourth and fifth innings to build a 7-2 lead.
Sam Eberle slugged his eighth home run of the season with a solo shot in the fifth to cut the lead to 7-3, but UAB answered with four runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to build a 12-3 lead.