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LW Baseball takes 2 against KY Christian, senior day 13 Apr 2018

Jalen Roger leads all Blue Raiders with five hits on the day. Wins come before crowd of 85 at Egnew Park. FULL STATS
UPDATE, CANCELED. Today, Sat 14 Apr 2018 Third Game of 3-game Series - LWC Baseball hosts Kentucky Christian - Christopher Coombs. STORY/Doubleheader 13 Apr 2018

By Christopher Coombs

COLUMBIA, KY (Sat 14 Apr 2018) - The Lindsey Wilson baseball team picked up two wins on senior day after defeating Kentucky Christian 32-0 in game one and 11-4 in game two. Ricky Winfield and Brandon Wilson both picked up win on the mound for the Blue Raiders.

Jalen Roger led all Blue Raiders (21-20) with five hits on the day. Steven Calderon and Alec Salcedo both added four hits as Calderon drove in five runs and Salcedo added three RBIs. Larry Stewart had two hits and six RBIs across the two games.

On the Day, the Blue Raiders outhit the Knights 34-9 as they were able to outscore Kentucky Christian 43-4.

Game 1: Lindsey Wilson 32, Kentucky Christian 0

The Blue Raiders poured in 32 runs in the game after scoring at least one run in all six innings they went to the plate to move to .500 on the season at 20-20. The Blue Raiders out hit the Knights 23-1 as Kentucky Christian got their first hit of the game in the top of the seventh inning.

Jalen Rogers led all Blue Raiders with five hits in the game as he added two RBIs. Bodie Vegely and Steven Calderon added three hits and four RBIs as Calderon also added one homerun and scored six runs himself. Larry Stewart went 2-for-3 at the plate adding a game-high five RBIs. Vincent Boils went 1-for-2 at the plate after hitting a three run homerun in the seventh inning.

Winfield picked up the win on the mound for LWC going five innings and striking out 13 of the 16 batters he faced on the afternoon. Winfield retired the side in the first, third and fifth innings, all on strikeouts as he struck out six consecutive Knight batters from the final out in the second inning to second out in the fourth. His 13 strikeouts are a career best, beating his previous high of 9 against Shawnee State (Ohio) on March 18 of last season. Bryce Collins came on in relief in the fifth and pitched two scoreless innings adding one strikeout while allowing one hit to close out the game.

Game 2: Lindsey Wilson, Kentucky Christian

Salcedo led all Blue Raiders with three hits in his four at bats in game two as he added one RBI. Oliver Baez added two hits and four RBIs in his four at bats.

The Knights scored their first runs of the day in the first inning when Brock Damron hit a two run homerun over the left-center field fence.

Salcedo led off the bottom half of the inning with a single to left as he was able to advance to second on the play when Knight left fielder miss played the ball. Ben Heideman then reached base on an error by the shortstop and was able to take second on a stolen base during the next at bat. After Calderon was intentionally walked to load the bases, Baez doubled to deep left-center field to drive in three runs.

Lindsey Wilson added one more run in the second inning to take a 4-2 lead. Salcedo scored his second run of the game, this time on a Calderon single.

After a scoreless third inning the Blue Raiders broke the game wide open with seven runs in the fourth. Salcedo and Tyler Maskill led off the inning with hits when Heideman then singled to left-center scoring Salcedo. A passed ball during the next at bat scored Maskill giving LWC a 6-2 lead.

With one out, Baez doubled down the right field line scoring Heideman from third. During the next at bat Nick Sanders singled scoring Baez. The Blue Raiders tacked on three more runs in the inning to take an 11-2 lead into the fifth inning.

The Knights battled back in the fifth inning scoring two runs on three hits but the Blue Raider defense allowed just two more Knight hits across the final two innings to give LWC an 11-4 victory.

Wilson picked up the victory on the mound for LWC after going five innings and recording five strikeouts while allowing six hits.

Christopher Coombs is a writer for Lindsey Athletics.

This story was posted on 2018-04-14 05:35:46
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