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Senior Brian Sims turned four double plays versus the Scots
Senior Brian Sims turned four double plays versus the Scots
Baseball - Wed, Mar. 12, 2014

The Spring Hill College baseball team lost both halves of a non-conference doubleheader to the Lyon College Scots on Wednesday evening by the scores of 6-4 and 4-2 at historic Stan Galle Field.

Lyon (10-10) opened the first game with three consecutive hits to take a quick 2-0 lead before SHC answered back in the bottom of the frame with a bases-loaded single by catcher Roy Moulder that brought in left fielder Mykol Sostarich to make it a 2-1 game. The Scots added three runs in the 5th inning off an RBI-double by designated hitter Kevin Manzano that was followed by a two-RBI blooper single to shallow right-center by right fielder Colt Harmon.

After Lyon tacked on a sixth run in the 7th inning with a run-scoring shot past 1st base by Harmon, the Badgers scored two runs in the bottom of the inning highlighted by an RBI-double down the left field line by pinch hitter Rick LaForce and a sacrifice fly to center by third baseman Blake Toscano. SHC added a final run when second baseman Brian Sims beat out a run-scoring infield single to shortstop.

Hunter Nowak (3-2) took the loss in five innings with nine hits, a walk and a strikeout. Lyon's Ben Neyen (2-1) was the winner in four innings with four hits, two walks and a strikeout. Trenton Coles earned his first save of the year with the final out of the game.

The second game saw the Badgers take an early 1-0 lead when right fielder Taylor Eads blasted a two-out triple to the wall in centerfield and first baseman Kyle Freeman brought him home with a single up the middle. The Scots tied the game in the 2nd inning when second baseman Mark Armenteros brought in Harmon with a single. Harmon then provided the game's biggest hit in the 3rd inning with a three-run shot out of right field to give Lyon a 4-1 advantage.

Eads crushed his seventh home run of the year out of left field in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but SHC could not catch the Scots despite bringing the tying run to plate in the 7th inning with no outs.

Jesse Hanson (2-1) was saddled with the loss in five innings with seven hits, two walks and a strikeout while Justin Braswell (4-0) earned the win in relief by pitching the final five innings with four hits, walk and four strikeouts.

At the plate, SHC was paced by Eads with three hits and an RBI while LaForce, Freeman, Sostarich and first-game right fielder Garrett Webb each had two hits on the day. Harmon had five hits and six RBI for the Scots as shortstop Griffin Glaude had four hits and centerfielder Kris Kohlstedt had three hits. Armenteros and first baseman Wesley Roberson each added two hits to the Lyon totals.

In the field, the Badgers turned seven double plays on the day with three in the first game and four in the nightcap.

Spring Hill (16-10, 7-5 SSAC) will visit historic rival the Loyola University (La.) Wolfpack (14-11, 5-4 SSAC) for a three-game conference series at Segnette Field in Westwego, La., beginning with a single game on Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a Saturday doubleheader at 1 p.m.