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LWC Baseball Drops Home Opener against Midway

By Clayton Barefield

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team drops their home opener to Midway (KY) in two seven-inning games on Tuesday.

The Blue Raiders (0-9) dropped game one 4-1 and game two for a tighter 4-3 result in extra innings.

Lindsey Wilson recorded a total of nine hits on the day with two coming from the first matchup and seven from the second. The Blue Raiders were outhit by the Eagles 11-to-9 on the day.

Game One

Midway opened game one with a run but the lead was short-lived as Lindsey Wilson would match the Eagles with a run of their own.

Austin Rayno opened the inning with a single to left field. Rayno advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Tyler Maskill. Steven Calderon was able to reach base on a Midway bobble at first to gave Rayno the opportunity to advance home to score LWC's only run of the game.

Rayno and Steven Calderon were the only Blue Raiders that were able to connect on a hit during the game.

Jose Diana began on the mound for Lindsey Wilson, throwing for 3.2 innings. Diana struck out seven batters during his time on the mound.

Game Two

Lindsey Wilson opened game two strong with Steven Calderon hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the first. The Blue Raiders held off the Eagles until the top of the third as they tied the game at two each.

LWC responded in the fifth inning after both teams went scoreless in the fourth. The Blue Raiders took a 3-2 lead before Midway would notch two unanswered runs in the sixth and the eighth inning to finish the game at 4-3.

Tyler Maskill recorded three hits to lead the team while also recording a run. Calderon produced three RBI's to lead the team as well.

Ethan Escue pitched for most of the game throwing for 6.0 innings before Francisco Arias and Chandler Harnage would make appearances. Escue struck out six batters while Harnage struck out four.

This story was posted on 2019-02-26 20:31:31
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