Former Liberty County High School baseball player Chris Arnold is having a good season as the Savannah State University Tigers keep advancing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, according to the school’s athletic website.
The Tigers beat Maryland Eastern Shore, 3-1, on Wednesday in game one of the tournament in Norfolk, Va.
On Thursday, the Tigers and Norfolk State were tied 11-11 before the Tigers broke open with 11 runs in the final two innings to win 21-11.
The win places the Tigers’ in the winner bracket and the team was scheduled to play yesterday against Coppin State.
As of Saturday morning the Tigers hold a 31-21 overall mark, the most wins for the team since 2007. They are 17-7 in MEAC.
Arnold is among the stat leaders for RBIs with:
21 (fifth on the team),
fourth on the team in walks with 17
tied for third in sacrifice bunts with 5
fifth in total plate appearances with 156
fifth for games played, 43, 42 of which he started, and
fourth on the team for doubles with 9.
He’s had 127 at bats, 18 runs scored and 29 hits.