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Tech Baseball Sweeps Series at UAM

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Game 1: Tech 8, UAM 0 Ryan Taylor and Ethan Crocker combined on a five-hit shutout as Arkansas Tech blanked Arkansas-Monticello 8-0 in game one of their series on Friday. Taylor (5-1) limited the Boll Weevils to two hits over six innings before giving way to Crocker, who allowed three hits over three innings for his second save of the season. It was the third shutout of the season for the Wonder Boys pitching staff, which is already one more than it had in all of 2012. Drew Stanton and Josh Johnson had two runs batted in apiece for Arkansas Tech. Cesar Abreu clubbed two base hits. The Wonder Boys took advantage of four UA-Monticello errors while committing none of their own. Game 2: Tech 12, UAM 3 Arkansas Tech's Drew Stanton was 4-for-5 with three RBIs as the Wonder Boys dispatched UA-Monticello 12-3 in game one of Saturday's doubleheader. Cole Fergus went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and four runs scored in the Tech win, while Cesar Abreu was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Arkansas Tech starting pitcher Danny Parker (4-1) scattered 10 hits over five innings and was credited with the win. He allowed three runs and struck out five. Zach Skelton and Ryan Swinney combined for four innings of scoreless relief for the Wonder Boys. Game 3: Tech 14, UAM 8 Five different Arkansas Tech batters had multiple hits in a 14-8 Wonder Boys' victory over UA-Monticello in the series finale on Saturday afternoon. Cole Fergus led the hit parade by going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Drew Stanton was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, and James Sharp was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Kenny Spencer and Thomas Biocic added two hits apiece. Biocic drove in three runs. Reliever Boone Weiss (2-0) was the winning pitcher for Arkansas Tech. He allowed two runs on three hits in two innings of work. Before their home GAC series against Southern Arkansas, the Wonder Boys will play non-conference games at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Monday, March 18, and the University of West Alabama in Livingston on Tuesday, March 19.  ]]>