Lancers go 1-2 with Knights

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USCL baseball Roundup

By The Staff


Middle Georgia State College took two of three baseball games from the University of South Carolina Lancaster over the weekend, Feb. 8-9.

On Saturday, the Lancers split a twin bill with Middle Georgia, winning the opener, 9-8 before dropping the nightcap, 8-3.

On Sunday, the MGSC Knights rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth to gain a 12-9 comeback win to take the series, 2-1.

Zach Callahan led the 13-hit Lancers’ offense with four hits and drove in a run. Bryan Dye had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Casey Parker had two hits and drove in two runs and Wade Arduini added two hits.

Tommy Winterstein and Mitchell Price each had a hit and drove in a run.

Derek Croxton had a RBI and drove in a run. Jordan Williams and Tad Martin each scored a run.

Austin Hill, who worked 2.2 innings in relief, took the loss, allowing three hits, four runs, two earned runs and a walk. He struck out four.

Starting pitcher Chris Stewart went an inning and allowed six hits, six runs and two walks. He fanned two.

Tyler Jackson, in five innings of work, yielded five hits, two runs and a walk. He fanned six. Ben Taylor, in a third of an inning of work, allowed a hit and a walk.

The Lancers launched the series Saturday, taking the 9-8 win behind a 14-hit attack.

Derek Croxton led the USCL offense with four hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs. Jordan Williams drilled three hits. Mitchell Price and Bryan Dye each had two hits and, with Dye rapping a double. Price had two RBIs and Callahan had a RBI. Zach Callahan had two hits and drove in a run. Ranz Bodison added a hit.

Casey Parker had a RBI. Tommy Winterstein and Jonah Crenshaw each scored a run.

Matthew Justice, 1-0, was the winner in an inning of scoreless relief.

Wade Arduini hurled six frames, yielding seven hits, eight runs, seven earned runs and two walks. He fanned six.

In the Saturday nightcap, Middle Georgia took an 8-3 win.

Ryan Manore had a RBI-double, while Zach Callahan and Wade Arduini each had a hit and drove in a run in USCL’s nine-hit offense.

Tad Martin, Bryan Dye, Mitchell Price, Tommy Winterstein and Jordan Williams each added a hit. Ranz Bodison drilled a double. Tyler Petrey took the loss in four frames of work, yielding five hits, five runs, five earned runs and three walks. He struck out five.

Bryan Drager, in an inning of work, yielded three hits, three runs and two earned runs. He fanned one. Josh Shailer went two innings and whiffed one.

The Lancers play USC Salkehatchie in a road twin bill Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 in Allendale.