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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Andrew Busby allowed just two earned runs, but the University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team could give no run support and fell 2-1 in the first round of the GSC Tournament at AT&T Field on Thursday afternoon.
The Chargers (33-14-1) dropped their third straight game against the Wolves (25-22) and will now be fighting for the tournament and postseason lives tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. eastern time against No. 3 seed West Florida.
Busby scattered 11 hits and allowed just two West Georgia players to cross home plate, but for the fourth straight game the team could not score more than two runs. The First-Team All-Conference pitcher threw the entire game, notching 118 pitches but to no avail.
The lone run for UAH did not come until the eighth inning when Conner McCain sent a sacrifice fly to center field which allowed Chandler Brock to score. The GSC Player of the Year-Brock, went 1 for 3 with the only run scored and stolen base.
It was Jamie Sexton once again shutting down the UAH lineup, as he has allowed just eight hits and zero earned runs in his last 14.1 innings. Sexton was named All-GSC First-Team and showed that representation today.
West Georgia plated their two runs in the fourth and fifth innings, both coming off an RBI-single.
With the loss, UAH puts themselves in a tough spot in the NCAA Regional Rankings. The team checked in at No. 4 yesterday, but in all could not afford to go 0-2 in the GSC Tournament. It would appear that tomorrow's game against West Florida will be a play-in for the Regional.
UAH will be back at AT&T Field tomorrow morning, looking to avoid the early exit in the tournament. In the three-game series earlier this season, the Chargers swept West Florida in all three games at Charger Park.