JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Jacob Lee allowed just four hits in seven innings to help lead Arkansas State to an 8-1 victory over South Alabama in Sun Belt Conference play.
The Red Wolves (24-19, 13-7 SBC) took control of Friday's game in the first inning and were leading 5-0 when Nolan Earley hit a two-out single to center field in the top of the seventh to cut the deficit for South Alabama (18-28, 12-10 SBC) to four runs.
Arkansas State then answered with a run in the bottom of the seventh and two more runs in the eighth.
Michael Faulkner had three RBIs and Zach George added two for the Red Wolves.
Lee (6-1) struck out three.
Phillip Byrd (3-3) lost, allowing six hits and five runs in 6 1-3 innings for South Alabama.
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