Lincoln Memorial Baseball Pulls Out The Win, 10-9, Over Lenoir-Rhyne In 10 Innings
February 17, 2012
Two squads will meet in a doubleheader at Bears Field Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior outfielder Rai Robinson hit a three-run home run and finished with five runs batted in despite a 10-9 loss to Lincoln Memorial in 10 innings Friday night in Hickory, N.C.
Hickory, N.C. - The Lincoln Memorial Baseball Team (3-6, 1-0) opened South Atlantic Conference play with a 10-9 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne (2-9, 0-1) in 10 innings Friday night at Bears Field.
With the score tied at nine in the top of the 10th inning, Lincoln Memorial's Andre Rodriguez (Las Piedras, Puerto Rico) drove in Scott Miller (Knoxville, Tenn.) on an infield error by L-R that proved to be the game-winner.
The Railsplitters' Gelson Perez (Gurabo, Puerto Rico) drove in three runs and Lincoln Memorial was able to hold on after jumping out to a 7-2 lead.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior outfielder Rai Robinson (Kings Mountain, N.C.) hit a three-run home run and finished with five runs batted in despite the loss.
Robinson hit a two-run double in the fifth inning and his three-run round-tripper in the bottom of the seventh inning, his first of the year, cut the lead to 9-8.
Lenoir-Rhyne forced extra innings thanks to a sacrifice fly by senior outfielder Stephan Arcieri (Roswell, Ga.) in its half of the eighth inning.
The Railsplitters' Brandon Cowan (Tequesta, Fla.) (1-0) was credited with the win after pitching the final 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Lincoln Memorial's Joseph Horsley (Corryton, Tenn.) added three hits and two runs scored at the plate as well.
For the Bears, sophomore second baseman Mike Gasque (Mebane, N.C.) finished with five hits and two runs scored while senior Blake Edmonson (Newton, N.C.) fell to 0-1 after taking the loss.
The two teams will wrap up the weekend series on Saturday at Bears Field with a doubleheader beginning at 11:30 a.m. The doubleheader was moved up 90 minutes due to the threat of rain later in the day.