North Alabama’s Sloan gets the call in ’11 finale

By NEMS Daily Journal

North Alabama junior Jake Sloan (Hatley, ICC) made his first pitching start since April in Sunday’s must win NCAA Division II regional against Barry in Pensacola, Fla.
Sloan, who brought a 3-1 record into the game, gave up five hits and three earned runs in 42⁄3 innings and did not figure in the decision as the Lions lost 10-5.
North Alabama finished the season with a 37-14 record.
Sloan went 2 for 3 and drove in a pair of runs in the loss. Senior right fielder Nick McGregor (Pontotoc, Northeast Mississippi CC) went 2 for 4 in his final college game.
Sloan, a .359 hitter who led the team with 51 RBIs, was named All-Region after his first season at North Alabama.