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Wallace State baseball helps Randy Putman inch closer to 900 wins during Gulf Coast College tournament

Wallace State baseball helps Randy Putman inch closer to 900 wins during Gulf Coast College tournament

Wallace State's baseball team won its final game in the Gulf Coast College Classic in Panama City, Fla., over the weekend.

Freshman pitcher Colton Campbell picked up the win in a 7-2 victory over Andrew (Ga.) College. He went five innings, striking out four and allowing two runs on six hits.

Dalton Carriker went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored for the Lions (2-5), Nate Smith had a pair of singles and two RBIs, Jacob Hill finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored, Colt Buttram had two hits, including a double, and scored a run, Rubert Alcantara had a single and two RBIs, Sam Ayers had a run-scoring hit and Oliver Francis added a single.

Garrett Suchey and Landon Hughes combined for four innings of scoreless relief, helping Wallace State coach Randy Putman reach 892 career victories with the program.

Wallace State dropped its first three games in the tournament, losing to Chattahoochee Valley, defending national champ Central Alabama and St. John's River (Fla.) State College.

Buttram finished 2 for 2 with a solo homer in the loss to St. John's.

In a wild 16-6 loss to Central Alabama, Buttram finished with a pair of hits, Luke Porter went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Carriker, Hill and Chris Blakey finished with an RBI apiece. 

Wallace State hosts Motlow (Tenn.) State for a doubleheader Friday at James C. Bailey Stadium. First pitch in the opener is set for 1 p.m. 

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit wallacestate.edu.

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Wallace State freshman reliever Garrett Suchey.