TROY, Ala.- The Trojans scored 11 runs Tuesday in a game where everyone in the lineup contributed as they beat Kennesaw State 11-5.
Troy (21-16) didn't waste any time putting runners on base and runs on the scoreboard.
Senior Ian Craze led off the game with a single followed by senior Edgar Ramirez reaching on an error. After walks to seniors Josh Dew, of Montgomery, and Clint Robinson, of Dothan, Trevor Tyre collected an RBI on a fly out to center field. Junior Bryan Miller single to right scoring Dew for the early 3-0 lead.
Kennesaw State (21-16) quickly answered back with two runs of its own. Matt Dallas drew a walk and scored on a home run by Matt Hopkins. Jacob Robbins singled followed by a walk to Martin Baker. Both runners scored on a double by Jay Morrow to take the lead 4-3. Troy tied the game at four in the second inning when Craze singled and scored on an RBI ground-out by Dew.
The Trojans took the lead in the third when Miller singled and scored on an RBI single form freshman Shohei Fujita. In the sixth inning Ramirez singled and scored on senior Kevin Weidlich's seventh home run of the year increasing the Trojan lead to 7-5. Troy added four more runs in the eighth inning on three singles and three walks with Miller recording a two RBI single. Time Wheeler (4-1) got the win on the mound going 5 2/3 innings allowing one run on six hits while striking out four batters.
Dew came on in the eighth to close out the game and get the save. Chad Jenkins (1-3) took the loss on the mound for the Owls going 2/3 of an inning while giving up two runs on two hits. The Trojans were led at the plate by Miller who had three hits and three RBI. Ramirez also had three hits and extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
Craze and Weidlich had two hits each. The Trojans will hit the road in conference action this weekend as they will travel to Arkansas to face Arkansas State. First pitch Friday night is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.