Art Inabinet earns career win #700 at Francis Marion

FLORENCE, SC – Junior right fielder Tanner Cannon doubled twice and drove in five runs to lead Francis Marion University to an 18-8 victory over Claflin University on Tuesday night (Apr. 2) handing long-time head coach Art Inabinet his 700th career win as the Patriot skipper.

Francis Marion (14-19) will be back in action on Friday (Apr. 5) in Conference Carolinas league action against Erskine College. The first pitch is set to be thrown at 6 p.m. in Sparrow Stadium.

Inabinet improves to 700-467-2 in 24 seasons on the Patriot bench.  He owns 784 career victories.

Four other Patriots recorded multiple hits against the Panthers: junior catcher Nick LaVigne 3-for-4, sophomore shortstop Peyton Starkey 2-for-4, senior left fielder Zack Summerville 2-for-4, and senior third baseman Blake Falor 2-for-4.  Both Falor and LaVigne homered.

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