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LWC Baseball travels to Oakland City this afternoon

By Brady Budke

The Lindsey Wilson baseball team returns to the diamond this afternoon, facing off against non-conference opponent Oakland City (Ind.) at Pinnick Field in Oakland City, Indiana. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CT.

The last time these two programs met was back in 2005 in Oakland City, where the Blue Raiders grabbed a pair of victories over the Mighty Oaks.

Oakland City (13-18, 6-9 River States Conference) has dropped seven of its last nine games, having accumulated a four game losing streak entering this afternoon. The Mighty Oaks are averaging 4.6 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.6 runs per game to opponents in return. Batting has been a weak spot for the team, sitting at the bottom of their conference in both team batting average (.230) and hits per game (6.6).

As for Lindsey Wilson (14-17, 9-9 Mid-South Conference), the Blue Raiders enter the contest this afternoon losers of three out of the last four games. LWC sits second in the MSC averaging 7.3 runs per game alongside 9.5 hits per game. The duo of Seth Price and Derek Zavala lead the Blue Raiders from the plate as each have recorded a team-high 38 hits on the season. Defensively, Lindsey Wilson has accumulated the worst mark in the conference allowing 10.1 hits per game along with a second-worst conference ranking of 7.6 runs allowed per contest.

Live stats will be available for this game. Please view the Oakland City COVID-19 policies for more information.

This story was posted on 2021-04-07 11:09:13
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