UNA baseball splits with Shorter to end regular season

UNA baseball splits with Shorter to end regular season

After dropping the opening game of a double-header 5-4, the University of North Alabama closed its 2015 season on a winning note with a 2-0 win over Shorter in the nightcap.

With the win, UNA finishes with a 27-16 overall mark and a 15-14 record in Gulf South Conference play.

Kyle Stephenson and Jacob Westerhouse combined on a three-hit shutout in the season finale and UNA got all the offense it would need in a two-run third inning. Tyler Hall walked and scored on an RBI-single by Brett Guzay. Guzay then scored on a Dylan Boston RBI-double.

Stephenson (4-0) got the win, allowing no runs on two hits over four innings with five strikeouts and two walks. Westerhouse got his fourth save of the season, allowing just one hit over his three innings with six strikeouts.

Colton Cross (2-6) took the loss for Shorter, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings.

In the opener, UNA took a 1-0 lead in the third inning before falling behind 4-1 in the fifth. The Lions then rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth before Shorter scored what would prove to be the winning run in the top of the ninth.

Jake Smth led UNA's offensive efforts in the game with three hits and one run batted in. Guzay added two hits.

Kyle Conkle started for UNA and went 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits. He walked one and struckout five. Austin Carpenter (0-1) took the loss, allowing one run on five hits over 4.1 innings. He struck out seven.

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