Lincoln College plays at Moline today (Thursday) against Black Hawk
and is scheduled for the home opener Saturday against Parkland.
Scott Aeschelman picked up the win
in the opener with six innings of work, giving up one earned run and
seven hits while striking out five and walking two. Colton McClellan
pitched the seventh for the save, striking out one batter. Lincoln
was able to collect just three hits in the contest, with Tyler
Casson, Adam York and Brian Rynearson each collecting a safety.
Casson scored a run and drove in a run.
"It had been 10 days since we saw
live pitching, and it showed," said Lincoln coach Tony Thomas. "We
were able to score four times with just three hits in the first
game, but we played good defense. We did put the bat on the ball a
lot better in the second game. We have been playing real well, and
the coaching staff is excited with this bunch of guys. The layoff
hurt us, but we had enough to get a couple of wins."
McClellan pitched the first three
innings of the second game and earned the victory, with Jarad Otloe
pitching two innings. McClellan gave up one hit, and Otloe gave up
three hits with three strikeouts. Blaen Fletcher worked one inning,
and Kyle Bruce pitched the final inning.
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Alex Brown led the Lynx at the plate
with three hits in four trips, with a run scored and an RBI. York
had a pair of hits with two runs scored. Collecting one hit each for
Lincoln College were Brad Hall, Jake Jones, Bryant Wright, Kyle
Killenger and Nick Meredeth.
College 001 003 0 - 4 - 3 - 1
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Aeschelman (W), McClellan (7-S) and
Brown; Powell, Myer (6-L) and Moon.
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McClellan (W), Otloe (4), Fletcher
(6), Bruce (7) and Brown; Nolte (L) and Hastey.