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Lindsey Wilson Baseball swept by No. 25 Cumberlands on Sunday

Next: The Blue Raiders at Georgetown (KY), 400 College Street (campus, not venue), Georgetown, KY, Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4pmCT/5pmET, for game one of a three-game conference series. Doubleheader Saturday, April 15, 2017, starting at 12pmCT/1pmET.

By Matt Wurzburger
News from Lindsey Wilson College

WILLIAMSBURG, KY (Sun 09 Apr 2017 - The Lindsey Wilson baseball team lost a pair of 4-2 games to No. 25-ranked Cumberlands (KY) at Doyle Buhl Stadium on Sunday.

The sweep drops the Blue Raiders to 23-18 overall and 8-4 in Mid-South Conference play. The Patriots improve to 31-11 and 9-3 in MSC action.

Tanner Moore recorded two three-hit games on Sunday and drove in two runs.

Game 1 - No. 25 Cumberlands 4, Lindsey Wilson 2

A three-run bottom of the fourth inning proved decisive in Cumberlands' 4-2 win in Sunday's opener.

Lindsey Wilson led 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning after Steven Paredes scored on a double play in the top of the frame.

Reed Spata started the Patriots' rally with a one-out double then came home to score on a Chase Schmittou single. Landon Byron followed Schmittou with a single, and both runners later scored on a two-out double.

The Blue Raiders got one run back in the top of the sixth. After two quick outs, Paredes reached on a walk and promptly stole second base before scoring on a Moore single.

Paredes finished game one with one hit and two runs scored.

Cumberlands tacked on an insurance run in the home half of the eighth inning on a Schmittou sacrifice, which scored Jesse Reyes.

Lindsey Wilson threatened in the ninth inning but could not push across a run. Moore led off the inning with a double, but the next three Blue Raiders went down in order to strand Moore at third base.

Patriots starting pitcher Manny Castellano went the distance in game one - allowing two runs on five hits, yielding two walks and striking out five.

Ricky Winfield tossed eight inning giving up all four runs. The junior hurler yielded seven hits, issued three walks and struck out eight.

Game 2 - No. 25 Cumberlands 4, Lindsey Wilson 2

The Patriots scored two runs in both the third and fourth innings to down the Blue Raiders 4-2 in game two.

Steve Colella cruised through the first two innings - allowing just one walk and one single - but ran into trouble in the bottom of the third inning. Cumberlands sent seven batters to the plate in the third and scored two runs on three hits.

Guillermo Villegas led off the third with a double, reached third on a bunt and scored on Reyes' sacrifice fly. Back-to-back bunt singles and a pair of wild pitches plated the second run of the inning as Spata scored from third on Colella's second wild pitch of the inning.

Bryan Benz doubled Cumberlands' advantage in the bottom of the fourth inning after hitting a two-run home run into left field.

The home run ended Colella's outing as Louis Corral entered in relief. The senior from Leominster, Massachusetts pitched three-plus innings while conceding four runs on six hits. Colella struck out two batters, issued one walk and threw three wild pitches.

Lindsey Wilson halved its deficit with a two-run top of the fifth inning. Connor Anderson and Mauricio Guadarrama worked back-to-back walks to put runners on first and second with no outs. Anderson later scored on an errant throw by the shortstop. Moore's infield single later in the inning scored Guadarrama from third base.

Corral pitched the final three innings for Lindsey Wilson and allowed three hits while striking out three.

Colton Easterwood picked up the win for the Patriots after throwing 4-1/3 innings and surrendering two runs on four hits.

This story was posted on 2017-04-10 03:15:41
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