|5/15/2019 11:36:00 AM|
Statesmen hold off Rend Lake, 9-7
| A pair of big innings helped Lincoln Trail College's baseball team salvage the final game of their Great Rivers Athletic Conference series against Rend Lake Monday (April 29), winning the series finale 9-7.|
After Rend Lake scored a run in the top of the second, LTC responded with four in the bottom of the inning and added another in the third for a 5-1 advantage. Rend Lake plated two runs in the top of the fourth, only for the Statesmen to score four more in their half of the inning to make the score 9-3. Rend Lake pushed across a run in the fifth and scored three more in the sixth, but LTC was able to hold on for the win.
Jack Gallagher led LTC at the plate with a home run, a single, three runs batted in and a run scored, while Bryson Bloomer doubled, singled twice, knocked in two runs and scored a run. Christian Bault homered and scored two runs, Noah Reed added a solo home run, Michael Hall and John Kehoe each doubled, singled and scored a run, Roy Thurman singled, drove in a pair of runs and scored a run and Carter Poiry singled and scored a run.
Poiry earned the win on the mound, allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits, while walking two and striking out six in five and one-third innings. Adam Kopff gave up two hits and struck out two in one and two-thirds scoreless innings of relief and John Cheatwood allowed a hit and struck out five in two scoreless frames to earn the save.
At Parker Field, Robinson
Rend Lake College 010 213 000 - 7 13 0
Lincoln Trail College 041 400 00x - 9 13 0
WP - Carter Poiry 5.1IP, 7R, 5ER, 10H, 2BB, 6K; Adam Kopff 1.2IP, 0R, 2H, 0BB, 2K; John Cheatwood 2IP, 0R, 1H, 0BB, 5K. LP - Trevor Nicholson 3.2IP, 9R, 9ER, 9H, 1BB, 9K; Jason Boulanger 3.2IP, 0R, 4H, 3BB, 1K; Darick Hayes .2IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 0K. 2B - Ellis (RL), Cain (RL), Kehoe (LT), Bloomer (LT), Hall (LT). HR - Fritz (RL), Gallagher (LT), Bault (LT), Reed (LT).
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