FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The Spring Hill College baseball team lost a 6-1 conference decision at Emmanuel College at Tommy Carey Field on Friday afternoon.
The Lions (15-13, 5-10 SSAC) used two homeruns in the 2nd inning to build a 3-0 lead. SHC would scratch out a run in the 4th inning off an RBI groundout by senior first baseman John Hollingsworth, but the Badgers would get no closer as EC added two runs in the bottom of the frame with an RBI-single and a successful sacrifice squeeze by centerfielder Josh Buczek.
Freshman Chris Rodriguez (0-3) took the loss in 1.2 innings with four hits, two walks and a strikeout. Fellow freshman Johnathan Billings finished the game and allowed four hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Steven Barnett (6-3) was the complete-game winner for EC with four hits allowed, a walk and four strikeouts.
Badger junior second baseman Brian Sims had two hits on the day while the Lions' Buczek had two hits and an RBI.
The Badgers (10-19, 4-11 SSAC) will host the Thomas University (Ga.) Night Hawks (15-13) in a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at historic Stan Galle Field.