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Alcorn St. vs. Arizona: Wildcats demolish Braves in first game of Sunday double-header

10 runs in the 7th before recording an out sealed the deal

Scott Kingery tied the school-record with four stolen bases in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader
Scott Kingery tied the school-record with four stolen bases in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader
Jason Bartel

Alcorn St. was hanging in there through five innings, trailing just 6-0.  But relief pitcher Jonathan Morales had a rough go of it, giving up 13 runs, including 10 runs in the seventh inning before recording an out.

Scott Kingery had himself a day, tying a school-record with four stolen bases, going 3-for-4, and throwing out a baserunner at home on a flyball to center field.

Every Arizona starter with the exception of Joseph Maggi had at least two hits.  Maggi did walk three times, get hit by a pitch, scored twice, and stole a base.

The ten stolen bases by the team were just three short of a school-record 13, a mark set in the 1950s.

Not to be lost was another impressive outing from an Arizona starting pitcher.  Cody Hamlin followed up a strong performance last week with another strong one this week.  The sophomore threw the second-straight complete game from a starting pitcher this week after James Farris tossed a shutout on Saturday.

Hamlin allowed just five hits and the one run over nine innings of work, and did not walk anyone.  During that long seventh inning, he had to head to the bullpen to get warmed back up, and there was some question about whether he would continue to pitch as Tyger Talley and Evan Hebert were also warming up.  But Hamlin persevered, and finished the day with 98 pitches thrown.

The 19 hits and 20 runs are season-highs for the Wildcats so far, as they improve to 5-2 before starting the nightcap of the doubleheader.  Tyler Crawford is the scheduled starter for Arizona.  Watch the second game live and join the game chat right here.