Hayes Earns 100th Win as Jacksonville Tops Bethune-Cookman 5-0

Hayes Earns 100th Win as Jacksonville Tops Bethune-Cookman 5-0

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University baseball took advantage of a plethora of baserunners and got strong pitching from seven different arms en route to a 5-0 win over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night at John Sessions Stadium.
 
The Dolphins (24-20) captured a third consecutive win, and Head Coach Chris Hayes earned his 100th win as head coach of his alma mater.
 
"It was a great opportunity for our guys to get their work in, to compete and good for us tonight that they competed at a very high level," said Hayes.

Jacksonville got on the board first, taking advantage of a leadoff walk to Cory Heffron in the third. Ruben Someillan doubled down the right field line, sending Heffron to third. A wild pitch allowed Heffron to score and Scott Dubrule lifted a sacrifice fly to center to plate Someillan and give JU a 2-0 lead.
 
JU tacked on some insurance in the seventh. Heffron again walked, one of three free passes he earned on the night. With two outs, Julylia drew a base on balls, setting up Dubrule's RBI single to left. It was the fifth multi-RBI game of the year for the junior second baseman, who has now driven in 23 this season. Angel Camacho also walked, the last of nine bases on balls issued by BCU pitching on the night. John Cassala then lined one to short that went off the glove of the shortstop into the outfield, allowing Julylia and Dubrule to come into score to make it 5-0.
 
Nick Love (4-2) started for the Dolphins on the mound, and went a predetermined three innings, striking out four while allowing only one hit and no runs. He was followed by a whole host of Jacksonville pitchers that helped preserve JU's third shutout of the year. Chris Mauloni returned to the mound for the first time since March 1 and struck out two of the three batters he faced in the fourth. Kevin Faulkner gave up a hit, but helped catch a man stealing and faced the minimum in the fifth. Ethan Sander fanned the final two batters he went up against in the sixth. Trent Palmer struck out the side in the seventh. Jagger McCoy faced the minimum with a strikeout in the eighth and Adrian Garrastazu finished the night fittingly, by recording Jacksonville pitching's 13 strikeout of the night.
 
JU heads north to Tennessee to face Austin Peay in a non-conference series on the road this weekend.

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