Baseball Rolls Past Lynx in Series Opener, Earn Doubleheader Split

Baseball Rolls Past Lynx in Series Opener, Earn Doubleheader Split

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee baseball team captured a Saturday doubleheader split with a 15-4 win over the Lynx of Rhodes College in game one. In game two, the visitors defeated the Tigers, 8-6, from Montgomery Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score (Game 1): Sewanee 15, Rhodes 4
Winning Pitcher: Justin Lavender (2-1)
Losing Pitcher: Trey Sledge (2-2)

Final Score (Game 2): Rhodes (14-13, 6-5) 8, Sewanee (17-11, 4-7) 6
Winning Pitcher: Jacob Dubs (4-1)
Losing Pitcher: Dalton Buckingham (3-2)
Save: Matt Dale (2)

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HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 1
-Sewanee scored early and often in the first game of the twinbill, as the team posted a run in each inning but the sixth.

-Jack Galanek brought the first run across on a bases loaded free pass, while Jake Woolard notched an RBI single to make it a 2-0 affair after one complete inning.

-The Tigers tacked on a run in the second thanks to some help by the Lynx's defense. After Trey Akins flew out to center field, Riley Brandvold tagged to third, but because of a fielding error by the shortstop, Brandvold scored easily.

-In the third, Woolard sent a fly ball over the right field wall to make it a 5-0 contest.

-Sewanee put the game away in the fourth with a seven-run frame. Woolard and Chris McNulty each posted two-run base knocks to lead the offense in the frame.

HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 2
-In the second game of the series, the Lynx scored the first run of the contest in the top half of the opening inning, but the home team responded with a two-run bottom half to claim the lead. Chris McNulty recorded an RBI single, and he later scored thanks to a Rhodes throwing error.

-After a scoreless second, the Lynx recorded a big inning of their own with a seven-run inning to make it an 8-2 contest.

-Sewanee tacked on a run in the fourth with an RBI by Josh Roberts.

-The Tigers made it interesting in the seventh. Riley Brandvold led off the inning with a solo dinger to straightaway center field to make it 8-4.

-Later in the inning, thanks to two wild pitches, McNulty cut the deficit to three runs, 8-5.

-Jack Galanek made it an 8-6 contest with an RBI base hit, but the last two batters recorded outs to end the game.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Jake Woolard contributed one-third of the offense in game one, going 3-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and three runs scored. He added a hit in game two.

-Chris McNulty reached on all four plate appearances in game two with a 3-for-3 performance with two runs scored, an RBI and a free pass. On the day, he totaled four hits and three runs batted in.

-After easily extending his hitting streak to 14 games, Riley Brandvold waited until his last at-bat in the second game to extend it to 15. The senior launched his third homer of the season to keep his hitting streak alive.

-Justin Lavender (2-1) recorded the win in game one, allowing one earned run on two hits in three innings, while Dalton Buckingham (3-2) tossed 2.2 innings in the nightcap to suffer the loss.

RHODES KEY STATISTICS
-Brady John recorded two multi-hit games on the day, posting two hits each.

-Jacob Telli had a three-hit day in game two.

-Trey Sledge (2-2) allowed five earned runs in 3.2 innings as he suffered the loss in game one. Jacob Dubs (4-1) tossed six innings of five-hit, three-run ball, fanning seven batters to earn the win.

UP NEXT
The teams will square off in the rubber match Sunday afternoon at noon.

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