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March 23, 2019

3/13/2019 11:36:00 AM
Statesmen drop three in Alabama
Sports Editor

It was a rough weekend on the diamond for Lincoln Trail College's baseball team in their return trip to Alabama.

After winning three of four games in Alabama the weekend before, the Statesmen dropped all three of their games this weekend.

Lincoln Trail fell to Snead State 6-0 on Friday (March 1), then lost to Lawson State (6-5) and Snead State (11-1) on Saturday (March 2).

In Friday's game, it was a pitcher's duel until the bottom of the sixth, as neither team scored until Snead State broke through for all six of their runs to take control.

John Kehoe led LTC with a triple, while Carter Poiry and Bryant Shellenbarger each posted a double.

John Cheatwood took the loss on the mound, allowing three runs on two hits, while walking one and striking out nine in five and two-thirds innings. Reid Brown gave up three runs on a hit and two walks without retiring a batter and Brayden Burtch allowed a hit and a walk in one-third of an inning.

Against Lawson State Saturday, LTC struck early with a run in the first, then added another run in the third for a 2-0 lead. However, Lawson State plated three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead. Lawson State added a run the bottom of the fifth, but LTC responded with three runs in the top of the sixth to regain the lead at 5-4. The score remained that way until the bottom of the ninth, when Lawson State rallied for two runs to score the walk-off victory.

T.J. Janahashi led the LTC offense with a double, a single and a run batted in, while Poiry doubled and scored a run. Roy Thurman posted a base hit, a run batted in and a run scored, Christian Bault singled twice, Bryson Bloomer doubled, Kehoe knocked in a run and scored a run and Jack Gallagher scored a run.

Mitchell Spencer suffered the loss on the mound, allowing two runs on two hits, while walking two and striking out two in one and one-third innings of relief. Conor Steinbaugh started and went seven innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits, while walking one and striking out three. Adam Kopff worked one-third of an inning in relief, allowing a walk and striking out one.

Also on Saturday, LTC fell behind early against Snead State in the finale and never recovered. The Statesmen trailed 3-0 after one inning and 7-0 after two before they got on the board with a run in the top of the third. However, Snead State scored twice in the fourth, then tacked on single runs in the seventh and eighth to end the game via the 10-run rule.

Noah Reed led LTC at the plate with a solo home run, while Gavin McGaughey doubled and singled, Shellenbarger and Gallagher added a double apiece and Thurman and Corey Hall each singled.

Casey Bargo was tagged with the loss on the mound, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Poiry gave up four runs (three earned) on two hits with one strikeout in one and one-third innings, Jon McGee allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and struck out four in two innings of work, Jacob Craig allowed a run on two hits, walked one and struck out two in three innings of relief and Brown gave up an unearned run and walked one without retiring a batter.

At Boaz, Ala.


Lincoln Trail College 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

Snead State College 000 006 x - 6 4 1

LP - John Cheatwood 5.2IP, 3R, 3ER, 2H, 1BB, 9K; Reid Brown 0IP, 3R, 3ER, 1H, 2BB, 0K; Brayden Burtch .1IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 0K. 2B - Poiry (LT), Shellenbarger (LT). 3B - Kehoe (LT). HR - Lockrdige (SS), Self (SS).


Lincoln Trail College 101 003 000 - 5 7 2 Lawson State College 003 010 002 - 6 7 2

LP - Mitchell Spencer 1.1IP, 2R, 2ER, 2H, 2BB, 2K; Conor Steinbaugh 7IP, 4R, 2ER, 5H, 1BB, 3K: Adam Kopff .1IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K. 2B - Poiry (LT), Janahashi (LT), Bloomer (LT), Tate (LS), Thomas (LS).

Lincoln Trail College 001 000 00 - 1 7 2

Snead State College 340 200 11 - 11 11 0

LP - Casey Bargo .2IP, 3R, 3ER, 4H, 2BB, 0K; Carter Poiry 1.1IP, 4R, 3ER, 2H, 0BB, 1K; Jon McGee 2IP, 2R, 1ER, 3H, 0BB, 4K; Jacob Craig 3IP, 1R, 1ER, 3H, BB, 2K; Reid Brown 0IP, 1R, 0ER, 0H, 1BB, 0K. 2B - Gallagher (LT), Shellenbarger (LT), McGaughey (LT), Floyd (SS). 3B - Self (LS). HR - Reed (LT), Floyd (LS).

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