After scoring 15 runs on 16 hits in the opening game, the
University of North Alabama managed just six hits in the nightcap as the Lions
split a Gulf South Conference double-header with Lee. UNA won the opener 15-1
before dropping game two 7-1.
With the split UNA is now 21-21 overall and 11-15 in the GSC. Lee is 24-17 and 11-12.
UNA scored 15 runs on 16 hits in the opener, highlighted by an eight-run third inning.
Lee took the lead with a run in the bottom of the second inning but it would be the Flames only run of the game as UNA starter Brantley Claunch would limit the opposition to just six hits.
The Lions scored eight runs in the third inning to take the lead for good and added three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Claunch (4-4) got the complete-game win. Josh Carpenter was three-for-five with two runs scored and two RBI, while Brett Guzay was three-for-three with two runs scored. Kyle Conkle, Jake Ward, Jake Smith and Payton Thomas added two hits each.
In the nightcap Lee jumped on top with a run in the second inning and added a run in the third, three in the fourth and two in the sixth. UNA scored its only run in the top of the seventh.
UNA starter Riley Sanderson (5-6) pitched four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. Bradley Bailey pitched the final two innings and gave up two runs on four hits.
Carpenter led UNA with two hits.
The Lions and Flames will meet in the final game of the series Sunday.