The Shockers added one in the next inning with another sacrifice, this time from Workman. The red shirt sophomore brought in Damon Sublett after the Golden Lions had loaded the bases on free passes.
Arkansas Pine-Bluff cut the lead to within one in the top of the fourth. Consecutive lead-off singles moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt. A single plated one and a double steal made it 3-2.
Two homers for the Shockers, brought in four runs in the bottom of the fourth. Jones was on board with a walk when Derek Schermerhorn blasted his fourth homerun of the season over left field. Sublett singled, to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, before Matt Brown homered to left center field, his third of the season, making it 7-2.
Andy Dirks singled in Dusty Coleman in the fifth to take a five-run lead. Dirks then hit his first Shocker homerun in the bottom of the seventh, a shot that also crossed Jones, who had reached on a base on balls. A series of walks and errors led to two more unearned runs in the inning.
The eighth inning was an eight-run affair for
Arkansas Pine-Bluff committed four errors and managed only two runs on three hits.
Sublett led the Shockers going 3-for-5, scoring four runs with one RBI. Brown was 2-for-3 with three runs, three RBI and three walks. Dirks, Gillaspie and Workman also had multiple-hit games with two a piece.
Five Shocker pitchers made appearances on the mound with Matt Smith earning the win after four innings of work. The sophomore right hander allowed two earned runs on three hits and struck out four.
The Shockers take on the Golden Lions tomorrow, Wednesday, at 3 p.m. at Eck Stadium.