Faulkner scored five times in the top of the first inning and the first nine runs of the game en route to a convincing 19-6 seven-inning victory against Auburn Montgomery in the opening game of pool play at the Southern States Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament on Tuesday at Golden Park.
The Warhawks (32-22-1) were led by Wes Hughes’ three hits in the contest, including a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning. Josh Thompson posted a pair of hits and scored once, while Hughes also scored twice in the game. Chad Mansmann extended his 15-game hitting streak with a third inning single.
Sergio Sanchez continued his dominance of AUM at the plate, driving in five runs on two of Faulkner’s 15 hits in the game. Sanchez opened the scoring with a three-run home run off Warhawk starter Daniel Farrar (5-2).