Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Baseball - Mon, Mar. 7, 2011
The Spring Hill College baseball team lost both ends of a non-conference doubleheader to Lyon College by the scores of 10-2 and 2-1 at Stan Galle Field on Monday.
In the first game, the Badgers led the Scots by a 1-0 score after 2 innings, but Lyon erupted for a 6-run outburst in the 3rd inning as the visitors strung together four hits while the Badgers hurt themselves with two infield errors.
Lyon (10-6) added three more runs in the 4th inning and the teams traded runs in the 7th for the final 10-2 result.
James Maughn (2-3) took the loss for the Badgers and Garry Richards (4-1) was the winner for the Scots. Maughn went three innings and gave up four earned runs off four hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Richards went four innings with five hits two walks and two strikeouts.
As a team, the Badgers out hit the Scots 9-6, but the Badger staff plunked eight opposing batters and Lyon turned a third-to-second-to-first triple play in the 6th inning.
Offensively, left fielder Kendell Carvin collected three hits including a 2nd inning double for Spring Hill and centerfielder Chris Foglia added two safeties and an RBI.
First baseman Jay Husband had two hits and three RBI for Lyon and Jim Gossett had a hit and three runs batted in for the Scots.
The second game settled into a pitcher's duel as the Badgers' Alex Summers and Lyon's Josh McNatt went scoreless for the first three innings before Lyon scratched a run across in the 4th when Mickey Sepanek brought in a runner from third with a 1-out grounder to short.
Spring Hill answered in the 6th when right fielder Ben Nicastri led off with a double down the left field line and was later brought home on a 2-out throwing error by Lyon third baseman Aaron Thornton.
Lyon would win the game in the 8th inning of a game scheduled to go seven frames when catcher Chris Richards lifted a sacrifice fly to centerfield that scored pinch runner Chris Johnson from 3rd base.
Nash (4-0) lasted all eight innings for Lyon and allowed just four hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. Tyler Hutson (1-2) took the loss in relief with two innings of work, three hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Summers worked six innings for SHC with only two hits, five walks and a strikeout.
Nicastri had two hits for the Badgers in the nightcap and Lyon was paced by centerfielder Evan Garris with two hits.
The Badgers (9-10) will play Emmanuel College (11-11) in a non-conference 3-game game series this weekend at Stan Galle Field beginning with a single game at 6 p.m. on Friday and followed by a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.