Posted by Demond Walker - Tue, May. 1, 2012 - [ Baseball ] - Viewed 417 times
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Kinston, NC - No. 2 seed Talladega College overcame 3 errors and 5 walks to beat No. 5 seed Fisher College 11-9 in first round of the Unaffiliated Tournament Tuesday afternoon.

The Tornadoes (29-19, 9-2 GCAC), advance to play Indiana Southeast semi-finals.  Indiana Southeast beat Edward Waters 8-3 in the night game to advance.

 The double elimination tournament continues through May 4 at Granger Stadium in Kinston, NC with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.

 After a scoreless first two inning Talladega open the game with 6 runs in the third  and fourth innings. Fisher responded with 3 runs in the fourth inning.  

 The sixth inning both teams added a run to make 7-4 in the favor of Talladega.  In the eight inning Fisher put up two runs innings aided 2 errors and 2 walks by Talladega to the score 7-6.

 In the ninth inning Talladega bats came together for 4 runs to take a commanding 11-6 lead.  Fisher added three runs in the bottom of the once again added by error and 2 walks by Talladega. 

 Talladega starter James Rodriquez picked up the win.  Pitching six innings allowing only four runs off 5 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

 Talladega finished the game with 14 hits. Chase Benfield was 2 for 5 with 4 RBI's and George Santiago 4 for 6 with 4 RBI's and Chris Castillo 3 for 5 with 3 runs.

 Fisher College ended up with 11 hits with 6 RBI's.