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LWC Baseball sweeps doubleheader with Taylor 04 Mar 2017

Scores are 5-4 and 17-10 for Blue Raiders before hometown crowd of 114 at Egnew Park. LWC extends win streak to 10
Next: LWC Baseball hosts Bryan (TN), at 3pmCT, Tue 07 Mar 2017, at Egnew Park, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY

By Anthony Latessa
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - (Sat 04 Mar 2017) - The No. 6-ranked Lindsey Wilson baseball team swept a doubleheader against Taylor (IN) on Saturday 5-4, 17-10, at Egnew Park.
The Blue Raiders (11-7) have now won 10 consecutive games. Lawyer Braun recorded five runs batted in on the afternoon.

Game One: LWC 5. Taylor 4.

Jared Adkins led off the second inning for Taylor (7-10) with a single. Adkins would later come around to score on a bases loaded hit by pitch to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead. Taylor increased its lead to 3-0 in the top half of the third with a sacrifice fly and a RBI single.

The Blue Raiders responded with two runs in the bottom half of the third. Mauricio Guadarrama led off the inning with a double deep down the left line and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt. A Braun single scored Guadarrama to cut the Taylor lead to 3-1. Jayden Jackson singled home Braun to cut the deficit to 3-2.

After a ground out began the bottom of the fourth inning, Antonio Dorado got on base with a single. Guadarrama hit his second double of the game to advance Dorado to third. Dorado scored on a fielder's choice to tie the game at 3-3.

Taylor added one in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead. Austin Mettica singled to shallow left to scored Nathan Targgart. In the bottom of the fifth inning Ben Giland hit a double to deep left-center field, Giland then advanced to third on a stolen base. Steven Paredes tripled to deep right to tie the game 4-4. Paredes scored on a wild pitch to take a 5-4 lead.

Aaron Pearcy (2-0) earned the win pitching four innings of relief, allowing one run on four hits and striking out. Steve Colella picked up his fourth save pitching two innings and not allowing a hit.

Game Two: LWC 17. Taylor 10.

The Blue Raiders got on the board first in the first inning on a Giland RBI single that scored Tanner Moore for a 1-0 lead. Taylor tied things up in the second with an Adkins leadoff solo home run. With the bases loaded and no outs Ricky Winfield struck out the next three batters to escape the jam.

The Lindsey Wilson bats came alive in the third inning as the Blue Raiders scored nine runs, including two three-run home runs. Moore tripled to drive in Braun for the first run of the inning to regain the lead at 2-1. Giland drove in Moore with a single to center field. Jan Carlos Ortiz hit a home run over the left field fence to increase the lead to 6-1.

Matt Mersinger scored Connor Anderson on a double to right center. Braun hit the second three-run home run of the inning to increase the lead to 10-1. Eight of the runs in the third inning came with two outs.

Taylor added seven run in the top half of the fourth inning. Christian McGill hit a double to deep left-center field scoring two to cut the deficit to 10-3. Wyatt Whitman scored two on a single to centerfield to trim the Lindsey Wilson lead to 10-5. A

Mettica bases clearing triple made the score 10-8.

The Blue Raiders increased their lead to 12-8 in the bottom of the fourth with a Paredes RBI single and an Ortiz RBI groundout. A Whitman RBI double and a Targgart RBI single trimmed the Lindsey Wilson lead to 12-10 in the fifth inning.

Lindsey Wilson scored four runs in the fifth inning and added another run in the sixth to increase its lead to 17-10. Jackson drove home a run in the fifth, Moore scored on a wild throw, Paredes singled home a run, Giland scored on a balk and Jackson hit a sacrifice fly.

This story was posted on 2017-03-05 02:50:34
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