Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Baseball - Tue, Mar. 15, 2011
The Spring Hill College baseball team split a nonconference doubleheader with Concordia College-Selma on Tuesday night at Stan Galle Field by taking the first game 12-4 and then dropping the nightcap in an 8-5 decision.
 
In the first game, the Badgers fell down 4-0 after the Hornets scored a pair of runs in both the 2nd and 3rd innings before SHC rebounded to score 12 unanswered runs over the final four innings.
 
An RBI bunt single by second baseman Brian Sims tied the game at 4 in the 4th and was followed by designated hitter Ryan Cummings bringing in the go-ahead run on the next pitch with a sacrifice fly to right field.
 
James Maughn (3-3) went six innings in the win, scattering seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Jamie Lopez took the loss for the Hornets in 4.2 innings of work with eight hits, five walks and one strikeout.
 
Four Badgers enjoyed multiple-hit performances in the first match-up led by Sims' 3-for-4 effort with three RBI and two runs scored.
 
Third baseman Amauri Rijos was 2-for-2 with a 2-run homer to left to pace the Hornets.
 
The second game saw the Badgers once again dig themselves into a deep hole as they gave up six runs in the 3rd inning to trail 7-0 before answering with three runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to make it a 7-3 contest.
 
SHC managed to scratch out single runs in the 4th and 5th frames, but this time the deficit was simply too large and Concordia held on for the 8-5 victory.
 
Devin Stewart (0-1) was saddled with a loss in his first start of the year and lasted 2.1 innings and allowed three runs off one hit, seven walks, five wild pitches and a strikeout.
 
Kyle Taylor of the winner for Concordia going four innings with six hits two walks and two strikeouts. William Brown earned the save with three innings of work, one hit allowed, one walk and no strikeouts.
 
Sims collected two more hits and an RBI in Game 2 while Cummings had three hits and drove in a run.
 
The Badgers (11-14) will next host Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in a rematch of a game on Monday that saw OWU win 4-0.