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VMI Baseball: Adam Jewell gem lifts Keydets past North Florida

VMI AthleticsSophomore right-hander Adam Jewell was in control on the mound Sunday to lead VMI to a 5-1 victory at North Florida.

Jewell threw eight scoreless innings, allowing just four singles and no walks with seven strikeouts.

The Keydet offense produced 10 hits and walked four times. Junior Callen Nuccio and red-shirt sophomore Will Knight each had three hits on the afternoon and sophomore Will Lopez worked out of a bases-loaded jam to close out the game and earn the save.

VMI scored four of its runs in the third frame. Knight brought home Jordan Ebersole and Nuccio with a hit, Jon Clines scored on an error and Josh Hollifield later singled to bring home Knight. Nuccio singled to drive home Ryan Hatten in the sixth.

Nuccio also walked, reaching base four times on the day. Cody Warner had a hit and a walk.

Cade Reich was 2-2 and drive in the run for North Florida (2-1).

VMI (1-2) travels to the University of Virginia Tuesday for another non-conference game at 3 p.m.

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