MT. VERNON, Ga.--Cumberland baseball gets the split on day one after the bats came alive in the first game to pound out 14 runs, but the Phoenix ran into a buzzsaw on the mound in game two.
Cumberland scored first in the top of the first as Custodio and Fregosi roped back-to-back doubles. Hooper Mills got the start on the mound and gave up four runs in the bottom half, but settled in the rest of the game.
Trailing 4-1, Tyler Stokes led off the second with a bomb to left field sparking CU to a 10-run inning. Tyler Jones hit a grand slam after Cumberland batted around in the lineup to cap the 10 runs. The Phoenix led 11-4 after two innings.
Mills tossed 4.1 innings giving up five runs on six hits en route to his first win of the season.
Cumberland tacked on runs throughout the rest of the game while giving up three the rest of the game. Jones went 3-4 with a grand slam. Pablo Custodio picked up two hits and two RBIs. Shortstop Joey Fregosi went 2-4 with two RBIs. Stokes went 1-3 with a home run and two runs scored.
In-game two the Phoenix ran into a tough arm and only picked up one hit off of Brewton Parker's Benjamin Harris. Harris threw a complete game with 14 strikeouts on 73 pitches.
The games originally scheduled for Saturday were moved up to Friday starting at 11:00 a.m.